Are you looking for a fun way to earn service hours, get job experience or make a difference in your community this summer? Then you should apply to be a Summer VolunTEEN.

Who can apply?

If you are entering 7-12 grade, you may apply for one or more of the VolunTEEN positions listed below.

How many hours do I need to volunteer for?

Each VolunTEEN opportunity requires a different time commitment. Please read the application carefully and consider which opportunities may be best for you and your schedule.

How do I apply?

We require all volunteers to submit an application. Applications for 2018 positions will be available in early April. You will be able to download the application below or stop by the library to pick one up at that time. You will need to return your completed applications to the second floor, Kids & Teens Ask Us desk.

How do I get a copy of my hours?

Contact Heidi Estrada at 630/887-0718 to get a copy of your timesheet(s) and/or a confirmation letter.

2018 VolunTEEN Positions:

Arduino Circuits

Book Buddies

Chess Coaches


Lego Robotics

Summer Math Challenge


Prize Fair Volunteers (Prize Fair Applications will be available in early June)



Benefits of the VolunTEEN program:

  • It's fun!
  • If you complete your committed service time, you will receive a VIP invitation to the end of summer Gaming Lock-In.
  • Your work serves people of all ages and is a valuable contribution to the community.
  • You may fulfill service hours for school, confirmation, honor society and other organizations.
  • You are eligible to receive letters of recommendation for job references, honor society, as well as school and community awards.
  • Qualify for community service scholarships.
  • You are gaining valuable job experience if you do your job properly. You have the opportunity to demonstrate good attendance, dependability, creativity and interpersonal skills while you work with us.


Additional Information about the VolunTEEN program:

  • All assignments will be confirmed by the VolunTEEN coordinators via phone.
  • Due to the limited number of positions available for certain jobs, you may be asked to choose an alternate position if your first choice has filled.
  • VolunTEENs may work only the hours assigned to them.
  • All requests for written recommendations or confirmation of hours completed will require one week to process.