Volunteer Landing Page
Volunteering at the Edmonton Public Library is a way for you to provide life-enriching experiences for people in your community and support the library. It is a fun environment that is dynamic and engaging. Help is needed with all kinds of tasks, some simple and some more technical, some helping the public and some behind the scenes. Expectations around length of volunteer commitment range from one time only events, to ongoing opportunities.
Current Volunteer Opportunities (scroll down to see all)
Reading Buddies is an opportunity for junior high and high school students to volunteer their time and enthusiasm to mentor kids in grades 2 to 4.
- Reading Buddies volunteer opportunities are for teens aged 13-17 ONLY.
- Reference form and Parental Consent form must be completed.
- View branch program listings for 2015.
Whitemud Crossing will be holding two Reading Buddies sessions this winter.
- November 13 to December 11 (every Thursday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm)
- November 18 to December 16 (every Tuesday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm)
The mandatory orientation for all new volunteers (for both sessions) is November 6 from 4:30pm to 5:30pm.
Volunteers sort through donationed materails and prepare them to be shipped to the main branch downtown. Volunteers need to be physically able to lift up to 30-40lbs and able to stand for the entire shift. The commitment is once a week for 1-2 hours for a minimum of 8-9 months.
To volunteer as a Donation Support Volunteer at Highlands Branch.
All prospective volunteers are interviewed before being placed in available opportunities. Volunteers are placed based on best fit. Not all who apply can be accepted.
If you are a current EPL volunteer you do not need to reapply. Please contact the Volunteer Coordinator or the Program Coordinator indicating your interest to apply for new volunteer opportunities.
Reading Buddies: For youth between the ages of 13 and 17 years only. As a Reading Buddies volunteer, you will be paired with a little buddy to read and play interactive games.
Reading Rockstars: Show young kids how you can rock it with literacy and technology! As a Reading Rockstars volunteer, you will support EPL staff to facilitate the Reading Rockstars Program at select elementary schools across the city.
Welcome Baby in the Community - Driver: You will deliver Welcome Baby packages from a library branch to a Public Health Centre, supporting early literacy for infants and their families. You must have a vehicle for this role.
|Home Service Volunteer: EPL responds to the needs of people with reduced mobility through its Home Service program. Volunteers are needed to bring library materials to those that are unable to visit the library.|
Donation Support Volunteer: Sort through donated material at branches. All material goes to EPL's quarterly book sales.
Book Sale Volunteer: Use your organizational skills to help stock materials at our popular Books2Buy book sales and raise money in support of EPL.
Event Assistant Volunteer: Join in the forces of fun and engagement. Use your versatile people skills to make EPL events vibrant and successful. Locations and events vary.
Mascot: Provide a recognizable EPL's image to the community at events in an accessible and positive way.
Mascot Handler: Be the voice for the mascot as the mascot provides a recognizable image of EPL to the community at events in an accessible and positive way.
Friends of the Library: Help with fundraising events, annual booksales or be part of our board. Join the Friends of the Edmonton Public Library today.