Teen Volunteers

we love volunteersVirtual and community teen volunteer opportunities.

Teens can earn volunteer hours with Ela Area Public Library by helping with the following projects. Make sure you follow all the rules and guidelines set by your school/organization to receive your hours and allow plenty of time before your deadline. If you need a copy of your volunteer hours, please email the teen librarian at shill@eapl.org, and allow one (1) week to receive them. Learn more about our volunteer opportunities for teens by checking the activities below!


VolunTeen Written Book Review: for grades 6-12, read a book and write a review to earn up to 3 volunteer hours each month. Click this link  and fill out the form to participate. 


VolunTeen Video Book Review/Book Trailer: for grades 6-12, read a book and create a video review or book trailer to earn up to 3 volunteer hours each month. Click this link and fill out the form to participate.



Check out these volunteering opportunities in your community outside the Library. Follow their guidelines and recommendations to ensure you receive your hours. Keep checking back for more.:


Ancient Oaks

Get your hands dirty and help keep Lake Zurich green. 


Do Something

Tons of volunteer opportunities for every interest


Heartland Animal Shelter 

Decorate a two-pocket folder for new adopters to take home the paperwork they need for their new furry family member. 


Lake County Haven 

Join the Kind Words Campaign and send homeless women and children letters of hope and encouragement and create bagged lunches for those in need. 


Lake Zurich Park District

Help with the local events you love right here in Lake Zurich.


Liberation Library

Decorate bookmarks for incarcerated teens to help encourage a love of reading.


Operation Gratitude

Make paracord bracelets or sew fleece hats and more for first responders and the troops.


United Way of Lake County 

Write notes of encouragement, create bilingual flashcards, make positive message bookmarks, and so much more with the United Way of Lake County.


The in person teen volunteer program is currently suspended due to limited services during COVID-19. Please check back for updates.

Thanks for being a volunteer! We appreciate all that you do for the Library.


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