Volunteers are an essential part of the library's operations. They perform a wide variety of tasks including homebound delivery, story time help, disc & book repair, shelf-reading, newspaper indexing, photocopying, computer class and program assistance, ESL and Math tutoring, and more!
Volunteers of the Year!
Every year Fremont Public Library presents the Mike Steinberg Volunteer of the Year Award to the volunteer (or volunteers) who have given significant service to the library. We present the Volunteer of the Year Award in spring at our Volunteer Appreciation luncheon. The plaque containing the names of the recipients is displayed in the lobby of the library.
2016 Volunteers of the Year
Christine Bohlmann, (pictured with Director Scott Davis)
George Barney (not pictured)
Chris and George serve the library by providing math homework help for students in grades K-12. George is a retired structural engineer and Chris is a retired school teacher. For three years George and Chris have faithfully been providing this much-needed service every Wednesday night during the school year. Together, they make a formidable duo that can answer almost every math homework question that comes their way. The Fremont Library is lucky to have such an amazing team and we are happy to honor them as Volunteers of the Year.
Are you interested in volunteering at Fremont Public Library? Here's what you need to know.
Adult volunteers must be at least 18 years old or have graduated from high school. Teen volunteers must be at least age 12 or going into seventh grade and volunteer through the Teen F.I.T. program.
The average volunteer works about one 2-hour shift per week; we ask that new volunteers commit to at least six months, as we require references and background checks to be run.
You do not need to be a Fremont cardholder to volunteer.
Please note: The library is not able to supervise those looking to complete their court-ordered community service. Click here for a list of agencies that provide those opportunities.
Where else in the community can I volunteer?
One place to find other local volunteer opportunities is Find Help Lake County, a website created by United Way of Lake County.
Current Openings at Fremont Public Library - Mundelein, Illinois
AV Pick List & Billing & Overdues (2 positions on MONDAYS)
AV Pick List position is to search for patron holds on our Audio Visual materials. This position would need to start at or near 9am on Mondays and generally takes 1.5-2 hours.
Billing & Overdues are searched every day to make sure the items are not back on the shelves. Our Monday volunteer can work anytime on Monday to complete this task.
ILL Bins - Tuesday mornings at 8am
We need someone who is physically fit enough to deal with plastic mail bins filled with materials. The volunteer unpacks the bins and sorts them for different areas to get them to the patrons or back on the shelf. This is done first thing in the morning, before the library opens.
Sewing Project for Youth Services
We are looking for a few volunteers who can hem capes for our 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program. We provide the materials, but you use your own sewing machine. Please contact Becky at the volunteer office at 847-918-3210 or Maggie in Youth Services at 847-918-3215 if you can help.
Computer Cleaner & Paper Stocker
We have about 30 computers that need to be cleaned on a rotating basis (keyboard sprayed and mouse and screens dusted) and printers & copiers that need to have their trays filled with paper.
Shelf Reading - Flexible Timing (about 1 hour)
Straightening materials and making sure they are in correct order on the shelves. We particularly need someone to keep our Youth DVDs & Video Games organized.
Fill out the form below (you may select all volunteer days and times that work with your schedule) and click submit. We will contact you within a few business days regarding any openings we have. Thank you!
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