Please complete this application form if you are interested in becoming a Gail Borden Public Library District volunteer. Once you complete the form, click the submit button at the bottom. Applicants must be in good standing in the Library District to be considered for a volunteer position.

If you are looking for Community Service hours, please call the library at 847-289-5840 for a referral to other agencies who can accommodate your needs.

Contact Information


Please indicate the days and times you are usually available to volunteer.


You may optionally provide the following information. It is used only to help us get a better idea of the demographic make-up of our volunteers.

Skills & Experience

Please check any and all that are applicable. Use the box to type in another skill.


Why do you want to volunteer at Gail Borden Public Library?

Assignment Preference

The following volunteer assignments may currently be available. You may click the assignment names to learn more about that assignment. Please check any that are of interest to you.
*If a volunteer is expected to drive for outreach services, a copy of a valid driver's license and proof of insurance are required and will be kept on file with the Volunteer Manager.


Please list your current or most recent employer and any volunteer experiences, if applicable.

Emergency Contact

In the event of an emergency whom should we notify?

Reference (Not a Relative)

Whom can we contact to verify your reference?


We like to keep volunteers informed of important news, schedules, and volunteer opportunities by email, however will not send you any email you prefer not to receive. Use the checkboxes below to select the kinds of email you would like to receive from us.

Date of Application

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I Agree

I understand that this is an application for an unpaid volunteer opportunity and is not an offer of employment with Gail Borden Public Library District. The application does not constitute a guarantee of placement as a volunteer. I also understand that I will be required to abide by all applicable policies and guidelines set forth for volunteers by Gail Borden Public Library.
Volunteer positions with the Gail Borden Public Library District are contingent on the receipt and evaluation of a criminal background check. Criminal background checks are conducted for each individual 18+ years old. Failure to provide consent or the required information after receipt of a background check may result in the withdrawal of an offer for a volunteer position.
“I certify that all information submitted by me on this application is true and complete, and I understand that if false information, omissions, or misrepresentations are discovered, my application may be rejected.” Volunteer assignments may be changed and/or terminated at any time by Gail Borden Public Library District.

Volunteer Waiver and Release
By signing below, I acknowledge and accept the risks of physical injury associated with my participation in volunteering at the Gail Borden Public Library or library sponsored events in the community. Except for gross negligence on the part of the library, I accept personal responsibility for any bodily or personal injury sustained during the activity. In the event of a medical emergency, I hereby authorize consent to the medical care and treatment by a licensed physician if, in his or her opinion, such treatment is necessary to prevent death, permanent disability, or prolonged suffering.

Volunteers are responsible for their own transportation to and from outreach community events.

I agree to waive and relinquish all claims I may have as a result of participating in the volunteer activities against Gail Borden Public Library District and/or its officers, agents, servants and employees. I do hereby fully release and discharge Gail Borden Public Library District and/or its officers, agents, servants, and employees from any and all injuries (including death), damage or loss which I may have and my executors, heirs and assigns, on account of my participation. I further agree to indemnify and hold harmless and defend the Gail Borden Public Library District and/or its officers, agents, servants, and employees from any and all injuries (including death), damages and losses sustained by me or arising out of, connected with, or in any way associated with my participation.