Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers have been a critical part of The Urbana Free Library’s success throughout the 141 years of 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 you all for your time and commitment!

Computer Lab Volunteers

The Urbana Free Library is looking for students from the School of Information Sciences who would enjoy helping our patrons improve their technology skills. Volunteer responsibilities include assisting patrons using the Internet and office suite software, helping patrons sign up for email accounts, assisting patrons with our wide variety of online databases, and troubleshooting computer, printer, and copy machine issues.

For more information, please contact Joel Spencer at Adult and Youth Services at 217-367-4405 or by email at jspencer@urbanafree.org

Computer Lab Volunteer Application Form

Garden Volunteers

The Urbana Free Library is looking for enthusiastic volunteers to share their talents and explore new skills as a Library Garden Volunteer.   Knowledge of basic garden skills is appreciated— but we can train you. Library Garden Volunteers help with the maintenance, watering, and weeding of its renowned gardens, and should be able to commit to one hour, once per week. Thank you to the Friends of The Urbana Free Library for their generous support of the Library Garden Volunteer Program.

For more information, contact Eleanore at 217-367-4057 or email ebrown@urbanafree.org