Your local library is in need of dedicated, hardworking and friendly volunteers. Skilled volunteers have opportunities to work with teams of staff on projects, learn new skills, and have fun. Volunteers must be 18 years or older with the exception of the Summer Teen Program.
Public Service Opportunities
Job Search Center- Volunteers are needed to help assist consumers in filling out online applications, writing resumes and cover letters. Provide informal instruction to job search consumers in accessing and using computers. Assists with organizing and filling displays in job search area of the library may be asked to assist in other branches. For more information on the Job Search Center click here.
Homework Help Center – Volunteers are needed to help students in grades K-12 with their school work. This includes using computers, tutoring, and helping to create school projects. For more information on the Homework Help Center click here.
Special Projects- Departments may have long-term special projects that are on-going. Projects may vary as to skills needed, and candidates would be assessed on a case by case basis.
Children/Youth– Straightening, alphabetizing, cutting scrap paper, organizing DVD collections, creating packets, children and youth program planning. Work includes prolonged sitting, as well as moderate lifting, carrying, reaching, stooping, pulling and pushing activities, and clear speech.
Adult/ Circulation- Opportunities include shelf reading, restocking materials and material maintenance (i.e. DVD cleaning, or bookbinding repairs).
Project READ – Volunteer literacy coaches must be proficient in speaking, reading and writing in English. They must also be willing to tutor twice a week (90 minutes each session). Volunteers must submit to an interview with the Project READ Coordinator and the Volunteer Coordinator. Volunteers must also participate in an initial training/orientation session. For more information on Project Read click here.
Friends of the Library – The Friends of the Library host many different volunteer opportunities including the in-house bookstore, the Bookshelf, special events and community outreaches. To volunteer for these opportunities and learn more about the Friends of the Library click here.
Interns - Those seeking college credit are encouraged to apply (must have a minimum of 30 credits)
Teen Summer Program – Teen volunteers 16 and older are needed to help with special programs, as well as assisting with the Summer Reading Program. This opportunity is only available from June – August.
General Volunteer Pittsville – The Pittsville Branch is seeking general volunteers. This volunteer will help with shelving, assist patrons on computers and other general tasks.
General Volunteer Centre Branch – The Centre Branch is seeking general volunteers. This volunteer will help with shelving, assist patrons on computers and other general tasks.
If you would like to contact our Volunteer Coordinator
Phone: 410-749-3612 x140