Although we are fortunate to be well supported by the residents of Lombard, we are also always appreciative of other kinds of assistance. How can you help?
You can volunteer for the Library in various ways. See all of our volunteer opportunities below.
You may also consider serving on the Library Board of Trustees. Trustees are elected at large from residents of Lombard, and provide governance of the Library, establish policies, and do strategic planning. Trustees elections are in April of every odd-numbered year, and candidates begin the process of being on the ballot in November of each even-numbered year. To learn more about being a Library Trustee check back in November, 2014, for more information.
Current Volunteer Opportunities
updated July 11, 2014
These are volunteer opportunities the Helen Plum Library has available at this time. Our needs change from time to time, so check back occasionally for other opportunities. When reading through the opportunities, please make note of the CODE for each volunteer position. You will be asked for this CODE on the online volunteer application.
Community Relations Committee Member
Represent the Lombard community as we discuss new services, services to special populations, legislation, advocacy and fundraising. Click here for more information.
Monitoring movies on Tuesdays from 4:00 to 6:00 in the auditorium.
Monitor the auditorium when movies are shown on Tuesdays from 4:00 p.m. to about 6:00 p.m. Most of the attendees are homeless people who are waiting for the PADS shelter to open. The volunteer should be someone with an authoritative manner who can respond to emergency situations should they arise.
Using your own vehicle, deliver and pick up books and other library materials to people who are homebound, and keep track of their reading interests.
We need people who are willing to be advocates for the Library. Typically, this involves either phoning, writing, emailing or visiting in person with our State senators and representatives either locally or in their Springfield offices, or contacting our U.S. senators and congresspeople either locally or in Washington, D.C. This is done under the direction of Library Director Bob Harris. Click here for more information.