Volunteering at the Library

See below our great volunteer opportunities for teens who need to earn community service hours, as well as adults looking for meaningful volunteer opportunites


TEENS: Volunteer Opportunities Newsletter

Sign up for our Volunteer Opportunities Newsletter to get emails about ongoing and one-time volunteer opportunities at the library. Sign up HERE.


TEENS: TAG Volunteer Program

Join Aurora Public Library's Teen Advisory Group! We’re looking for local teens to contribute fresh ideas and opinions for our YA programs and collections.
Not only will you be helping to create a vibrant place for your peers, you will also earn community service hours. Click here to download the application. If you downloaded the form, submit your application by email or in person at the Children and Young Adult Information Desk.


TEENS: Reading Buddies Volunteer Program

Reading Buddies is a literacy-based program for children who have difficulty reading at their grade level. Children in grades 1 - 6 will meet in the library with a high school volunteer once a week for a one-hour session; the sessions continue for ten weeks.  Buddies will concentrate on reading for pleasure and together enjoy activities that promote reading and writing. Volunteers can earn hours toward their community service while making a valuable contribution to the life of a young person.  Click here to download the application or fill in this online form. If you downloaded the form, submit your application by email or in person at either Information Desk.


TEENS/ADULTS:  Academic Coaching Program

A volunteer opportunity for university students who would like to share their time, knowledge, and expertise with high school students who are studying for exams.  As an Academic Coach you will answer questions that students might have in a course that is relevant to your area of study, and help clear up confusion or provide guidance in explaining academic concepts that a high school student is struggling with while preparing for exams.  In this role, you will not only be helping students who are struggling with subject matter that you have mastered, but you gain valuable tutoring and resume-boosting experience.  Applications are available in the library (and coming soon to this page); completed applications can be dropped off at either Information Desk, or scanned and emailed here.  


ADULTS: Visiting Library Service

The Visiting Library Service offers library service to people who are homebound and who have no alternative means of obtaining library materials.On a regular basis, a library volunteer will deliver books and other library materials to those who cannot come to the facility themselves.

If you would like to volunteer, please complete this application.