Volunteer at GEPL
Next Chapter Book Club Volunteers
Are you a book lover? Do you have two evenings each month free? Enrich your life by bringing to others the joy of talking about books! Volunteer to help facilitate the Glen Ellyn Public Library’s Next Chapter Book Club. The Next Chapter Book Club is an exciting program that promotes literacy, social interaction, and community inclusion for adults with developmental disabilities.
The library is currently looking for long-term volunteers to serve as group facilitators. The primary responsibility of Next Chapter Book Club facilitators is to support book club members as they read and build social skills. The club meets for an hour every other week, with up to an hour of preparation time per meeting. No prior experience needed. The Glen Ellyn Public Library will provide volunteers with training and ongoing support.
Interested? Please submit a letter of inquiry to Sarah Kleiva, Outreach Librarian, explaining your interest in this program. Include any experience you may have working with adults with developmental disabilities, explain why the Next Chapter Book Club appeals to you, and what you might have to offer. You may attach the letter to your volunteer application. When filling out the application, under areas of interest, please check “applying for specific position” and type in this position title when prompted.
Home Delivery Volunteers
The library is currently looking for long-term volunteers to deliver books to library members who are unable to visit the library on a regular basis. Volunteers pick up books and materials from the library to deliver to members’ homes, as well as return books and materials to the library. Deliveries happen on a monthly basis.
Interested? Please fill out the above volunteer application. When filling out the application, under areas of interest, please check “applying for specific position” and type in this position title when prompted.
The Glen Ellyn Public Library is looking for multi-lingual storytellers willing to volunteer to be part of a series of storytimes held in January and February of 2019. Volunteers, or community readers, would share a favorite childhood story or song from their culture during a librarian-led storytime. The library is looking for people fluent in languages such as Spanish, Arabic, Sindhi, Urdu, Polish, Nepali/Burmese, French, Vietnamese, or any other world language. To learn more, please email Heather McCammond-Watts, Youth Department Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org.