Volunteering at the library is a great way to build your skills and give back to the community. We will work with you to find a volunteer opportunity that meets your needs.


To schedule an appointment, please contact Dawn Wlezien at 847-324-3185 or DWlezien@skokielibrary.info.

Court Ordered Community Service 

Teens who have been ordered to complete at least 20 hours of volunteer service may be able to do them at the library. Teens, age 14 through their senior year of high school, must be enrolled in a Skokie school district. Please call or email to schedule an interview with the volunteer coordinator (required). Persons under the age of 18 need the signature of a parent or guardian to perform service hours at the library.


We are currently seeking volunteers for the following programs:

To apply, please submit a volunteer applicationPlease note that applicants must be at least 21 years old for both of the current openings.

Upcoming Teen Volunteer Opportunities

We have a limited number of spots available for teens to volunteer on select days off of school during the academic year. Volunteers will be accepted on a first come, first served basis via the applications linked below. Volunteers should fill out an application for each date in which they are interested, and they must commit to working the full 2.5 hour shift. Volunteers will work alongside a member of the young adult services team to assist with projects related to library programs, services, and collections.

  • D219 Spring Break, Tuesday, March 26, 2:30 - 5:00 PM - Apply here

Please note that teens must be age 14 through their senior year of high school and must be enrolled in a Skokie school district.


Incoming 6th-12th grade students will be able to apply for the library’s young adult summer volunteering groups starting April 15. Summer volunteering takes place throughout June, July, and early August. Additional information about young adult summer volunteer groups will be shared here. Sign up to be contacted when the application goes live.


In addition to our open volunteer opportunities, we have a number of special programs that need volunteers. Please inquire at the library.