Volunteer at the library with your certified therapy dog!

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ORGANIZATION: Arlington Heights Memorial Library


Put your paws together for this exciting volunteer opportunity! We are accepting applications from certified therapy dog and handler teams to be Therapy Animal Volunteers. In this role, you and your dog will attend adult and youth programs, as well as department meetings, and provide a calming and de-stressing presence. And in return, we promise your pup lots of pets and belly rubs!

What qualities do we look for in a volunteer?
An individual who:

  • Has excellent customer service and interpersonal skills.
  • Enjoys working with people from diverse backgrounds with a variety of abilities.
  • Can work independently and as part of a group.

What are the next steps?
Visit our website at www.ahml.info/about/volunteer and submit an application.

Once approved, Therapy Animal Volunteers must be able to provide the following:

  • Proof of therapy animal certification from a qualifying organization
  • Proof of liability insurance
  • Record of annual examination from a licensed veterinarian

More opportunities with Arlington Heights Memorial Library

No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.

About Arlington Heights Memorial Library


500 N Dunton Avenue, Arlington Heights, IL 60004, US

Mission Statement

We believe in: Unparalleled Customer Service: our best-in-class staff strives for continuous improvement by identifying and providing the services our residents and businesses need most. Free and Equal Access: all individuals have the right to choose for themselves what to read, hear, or view. Fiscal Responsibility: all decisions are weighed against the value added to the lives of our customers. A Focus on Arlington Heights: we are a part of the fabric of our community; all services are tailored to the unique needs of our residents and businesses.


The Arlington Heights Memorial Library strives to add value in our customers’ lives by:

  • partnering with them to develop skills they need to succeed in all stages of their lives;
  • helping local businesses and community agencies thrive;
  • creating occasions for cultural experiences and discovery; and
  • offering opportunities in Arlington Heights for gathering, learning, contemplating, creating, and finding inspiration.


Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
Children & Youth, Community, Education & Literacy


We'll work with your schedule.


500 N Dunton AvenueArlington Heights, IL 60004



  • Animal Care / Handling
  • Animal Therapy
  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building




  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training

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