Volunteer Opportunities

The Green Hills Public Library District welcomes the efforts of dedicated volunteers who contribute to the effective operation of the Library.  The volunteer program is intended to give community members fulfilling opportunities to use their skills, assist Library staff in supplemental areas wherever possible but not to provide basic services, and to further the relationship between the Library and the community it serves.  Volunteers are not intended to take the place of paid Library staff.

Individuals interested in volunteering must complete a participation form and be at least 10 years old.  Volunteers under 18 years of age must have written permission from a parent or guardian to participate in the volunteer program.  Volunteers will not be accepted if there is no suitable task after considering skills, interests, schedule, and transportation.  Court-ordered community service workers are not accepted as volunteers.

Volunteers are recognized by the public as representatives of the Library and shall be guided by the same work and behavior codes as Library employees.  Volunteers are required to sign in and out when volunteering in the building, and must display proper identification while on duty.  Volunteers work under an at-will status and may be discharged with or without cause.

If a volunteer is injured in the course of their volunteer activity, their relationship to the Library will be that of any member of the public using the facilities.  Any injuries should be reported to Library staff.  Volunteers are not eligible to receive any workers’ compensation benefits for any injuries sustained while functioning as a volunteer.

Volunteer program records will be retained for five years or in accordance with records retention requirements, whichever is longer.

Youth and Teen Volunteer Opportunities

For information, please review our Youth and Teen Volunteer page.  Questions can be directed to Youth Services at 708-598-8446 ext. 117 or youthservices@greenhillslibrary.org.

Adult Volunteer Opportunities

For more information, please contact Adult Services at 708-598-8446 ext. 120 or email adultservices@greenhillslibrary.org.