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!
Adult volunteers must be at least age 18 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. Our volunteers average about one 2-hour shift per week. We ask that any new volunteers commit to at least 6 months as we require references and background checks to be run. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, click Contact Us.
Current Volunteer Openings:
We currently have a volunteer position open for an eager self-directed person who would like to join our volunteer team. This position is for Friday mornings from 8:00 to about 10:00. It requires sorting of incoming materials. Training is provided. For further information, please contact Barb Witte @ 874-918-3224.
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.
2014 Volunteer of the Year
10 Year Volunteer Award
5 Year Volunteer Award
Mary Meyer, Ellie Pruski & Shirley Weiner
Pictured are Harriet Bigelow, Director Scott Davis, Claire Shiels, Mary Meyer, and Ellie Pruski
Do I need to have a Fremont card to be a volunteer?
We welcome people from all library districts to volunteer at our library. Once you have expressed intent, our volunteer coordinator will give you an application to fill out and we will match you with any suitable jobs we have open.
Do you accept seasonal volunteers?
While we ask that new volunteers commit to 6 months to get the process started, many of our volunteers take a break over the summer or winter months. If you are flexible in the types of jobs you are able to do we can be flexible with your schedule.
Can I complete my court-ordered community service at the library?
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.