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
Taking place at elementary schools across the city, volunteers will support EPL staff to deliver after-school programming on reading and technology.
Locations (volunteers are assigned to one school of their choosing):
- St. Gerard (12415-85st) Monday, Oct 20 - Dec 15 (no session Nov 10) from 2:45 - 4:30pm
- Our Lady of Victories (7925-158st) Tuesday, Oct 14 - Nov 25 (no session Nov 11) from 2:45pm - 4:45pm
- Annunciation (9325-165st) Tuesday, Oct 27 - Dec 1 from 2:45pm - 4:45pm.
- Reading Buddies volunteer opportunities are for teens aged 13-17 ONLY.
- Reference form and Parental Consent form must be completed. Please go to the Reading Buddies page to find these forms along with more information about the program.
Calder: Mandatory Training: Thursday October 16, 4pm. Session dates: Thursdays, October 23 to November 27, 4pm - 5pm
Castle Downs: Mandatory Trianing: Tuesday October 7, 4:30pm. Session dates: Tuesday October 14 to December 16, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Lois Hole: Mandatory Trianing: Friday October 17, 4:30pm. Session dates: Fridays October 24 to November 21, 4:30pm - 5:30pm.
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.