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Teen Volunteers

BE A PART OF WHAT WE DO AT THE TINLEY PARK PUBLIC LIBRARY

Join our 2019-2020 teen volunteer team and know that you spent your school year making a difference!

ELIGIBILITY

  • Students finishing grades 6–12 are eligible to volunteer at the library.
  • Students must be residents of Tinley Park or Orland Hills, attend a school in either community, or be a member of an organization in our service area.
  • Students in grades 6-12 may volunteer to earn service hours for a religious organization, for school requirements, or "just for fun."
  • At this time, we are unable to accept court-ordered service hours.

HOW IT WORKS

  • You should receive a confirmation email no more than 7-10 days after we receive your information.
  • You will receive an email at 7:00 pm on the 20th of every month with a link to a website listing the times we need volunteers for the next month.
  • If you do not receive our email on the 20th, please check your spam/junk mail folder for the email.  If the email is not there, please call us.

KEEP IN MIND

  • We offer a variety of volunteer opportunities, but we receive more applications than we have opportunities.
  • Volunteer opportunities are first come, first served.
  • Because our needs determine the number of volunteer opportunities available, the library may not be able to meet all of the hours you need for any volunteer requirements.
  • Volunteers will be expected to complete tasks assigned in order to earn credit for their time.
  • If you are late to assist with a program, we may substitute another volunteer task, such as cleaning books.
  • Missing a scheduled volunteer time without prior notification will result in removal from our active volunteer database.  This means you will no longer be notified when volunteer opportunities arise.  In addition, if you miss your scheduled volunteer time, we will inform the organization sponsoring your volunteer work.