Midlothian Public Library offers a variety of opportunities for volunteer service for Teens (ages 12-17) and Adults (ages 18+).

Friends of the Library

Adults looking to make an ongoing positive contribution to the community through volunteering are strongly encouraged to get involved with the Friends of Midlothian Public Library. For more information, see our Friends Page.

Library Volunteers

Midlothian Public Library welcomes volunteer assistance for:

  • One-time special events (e.g., Summer Reading Kickoff, Hispanic Heritage Month Festival, etc.)
  • Short-term commitments (e.g., 4 hours per week for 6 weeks)
  • Long-term commitments (e.g., 1-2 hours per week on an ongoing basis)

Volunteers help with:

  • General clerical and maintenance tasks (e.g., sorting, cutting, light cleaning tasks, watering plants, etc.)
  • Set up, clean up, hosting game and craft tables, and refreshment service at special events.
  • 1:1 library patron assistance. We have a high demand for individuals with computer skills (e.g., word processing, spreadsheets, online forms, etc.), job search skills (e.g., writing a résumé), or bilingual or ESL skills (for homework help or English language tutoring).

Court-Ordered Community Service

The library accepts court-ordered community service requests for non-violent, non-theft related offenses. Documentation from the court regarding the nature of the offense is required prior to approval of an application. The Library Director reserves the right to reject the application of any court-ordered volunteer.

Hours of community service are based on the Library’s need for the type of assistance the volunteer is able to provide. The Library cannot commit to providing a certain number of hours by a certain deadline. Meeting deadlines and reporting requirements to third parties is the responsibility of the volunteer not the library staff.

To Apply:

Please fill out our Volunteer Application and return it to the Help Desk at the library or email our Public Service Assistant, Dan O'Hara, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

  • Youth under the age of 18 must have this application signed by their parent or guardian.
  • Adults age 18 and up must consent to a name-based criminal background check by the Illinois State Police prior to their approval as a volunteer.

For all rules and regulations governing volunteer service at Midlothian Public Library, please see our Volunteer Policy.