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 for court-ordered community service opportunities. The Lake County Circuit Court can help you find a place to perform your community service.
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.
Story Time Helper
Summer only: June 13 through July 21–Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday mornings (9:15 – 11:15am)
Permanent: Wednesday mornings – 9:15 – 11:15am beginning September 14 and running through the school year (6 weeks on, 2 weeks off, 4 weeks off at winter break)
Summer Library Club Table
Summer Only: June 12 through July 23 – we offer 2 hour shifts all the hours the library is open.
Assist children with their participation in the Library Club – stamp their booklets, give them a sticker and hand out prizes.
Pokemon Room Monitor
Saturdays 1 – 4pm (would not need to be every Saturday)
Help monitor the activities of 50+children and some adults who participate weekly in our Pokemon Club.
Computer Cleaner & Supply Stocking
Flexible Timing (about 1 hour)
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.
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!