volunteering

Indian Prairie Library Volunteers

Many of our volunteers are retirees who help the library and the community by offering their time and valuable skills to:

  • organize and run book sales and various fundraising activites to help support summer reading, regular programming, and other events.
  • operate the in-house Book Nook that sells used books, videos, and other materials year-round.
  • help with the Veterans History Project, Homebound Delivery, and other activities.
  • assist with the day-to-day operations of the library.

AARP: Community Service Programs in Illinois
Look for local volunteer opportunities.

DuPage Community Resource Information System (CRIS)
Links people with needs to the appropriate organizations in DuPage County, many of which are in need of volunteers.

Literacy DuPage
This nonprofit, community-based organization trains volunteer tutors to help adult learners achieve sufficient skills in English literacy so they may achieve personal goals and function independently.

People's Resource Center
Operates a food pantry for DuPage County, distributes clothing, offers family literacy instruction, and provides computer training.

School on Wheels
Provides free one-on-one literacy education for low-income immigrant and minority adults, and School on Wheels needs volunteers.

SCORE (Service Corps of Retired Executives)
Volunteer to become a small business counselor to budding entrepreneurs.

Senior Corps in Illinois
More than 18,000 seniors in Illinois serve as foster grandparents, senior companions, safety patrols, mentors and tutors, and volunteer in many other ways.

SeniorNet
Seniors helping seniors. SeniorNet seeks to provide older adults education for and access to computer technologies to enhance their lives and enable them to share their knowledge and wisdom.

Volunteer Match
Use your zip code to find volunteer opportunities near you.

West Suburban Humane Society
Volunteers help with adoptions, animal transporting, building maintenance, fundraising, humane education programs, temporary care, and with other projects.