Volunteer Application (PDF)

Volunteer Release and Waiver of Liability and Assumption of Risk Agreement (PDF)

Volunteers have been a critical part of The Urbana Free Library’s success throughout its history. They donate their valuable time, enthusiasm, leadership, skills, and fundraising efforts.  The Library could not be what it is today without our volunteers, and we thank all who have donated their time and commitment!

To be considered for a volunteer opportunity, please complete and return the application and waiver. The completed application and waiver can be emailed to the Safety & Volunteer Coordinator, Amanda Luebeck, at aluebeck@urbanafree.org. If you have any questions, please feel free to call 217-531-7091.

Please Note:  Volunteers are expected to commit to a minimum of 3 consecutive months of at least 1 hour of volunteer service each week. Each volunteer shift is no longer than 3 hours. Volunteers may not complete more than 2 volunteer shifts each week. Exceptions to the above are made at the discretion of the Volunteer Coordinator or for volunteers recruited for special projects, gardening, and book sale support. Some volunteer opportunities require a longer commitment.There is an approval process and reference check associated with the application.

Friends of The Urbana Free Library volunteer opportunities and membership information can be found on their webpage.

Volunteer Opportunities

Read more about some unique opportunities.

Thank you volunteers!

We are grateful for our many volunteers!

Opportunities for Students

The Library offers a variety of opportunities for students.