Volunteering at EPL is a life-enriching, rewarding experience, because supporting EPL supports the community we all share.

Our network spans across Edmonton, so we need and appreciate help with all kinds of tasks. We need volunteers for everything from the simple and technical, to the public and behind the scenes.

Current Volunteers

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Current Opportunities

Adult Opportunities 

Welcome Baby- Kit Preparer Volunteer (18+)

Stanley A. Milner Library- 7 Sir Winston Churchill Square, Edmonton

EPL is looking for 3 (three) Welcome Baby Kit Preparer Volunteers to volunteer at the Stanley A. Milner library downtown. We are currently seeking 1 volunteer for Tuesdays & 2 volunteers for Wednesdays. Welcome Baby Kit Preparers must be 18 years & older and must be physically able to lift up to 25lbs. 

Here are the details:

  • Dates: Tuesday and Wednesday shifts available.  Possible weekend shift option in the future.
  • Start Date:  End of April-early May. Date details with be shared with accepted volunteers.
  • Times: 10:00 am-12:00 pm, 2-hour shifts
  • Time Commitment:  minimum of one shift per week or every two weeks.
  • Mandatory Orientation/Training to take place on first scheduled shift.
  • Commitment: minimum of one-year, on-going position (no end date).

To submit an application for this volunteer position, please visit the Welcome Baby Kit Preparer Volunteer page.

Forms Completion Volunteer (18+)

EPL is currently looking for one (1) adult volunteer to support library customers who have challenges with digital literacy and/or English language skills to review and complete a variety of online or paper government forms. Here are the details:

Mill Woods Branch- 2610 Hewes Way Edmonton

  • Dates: Every Monday (starting April 2024)
  • Times: 12:30pm-2:30pm
  • Commitment: 9-month minimum volunteer commitment (April-December)
  • Language Requirements: Hindi, Urdu and/or Punjabi

To submit an application for this volunteer position, please visit the Forms Completion Volunteer Page.

Community Experts (16+)

EPL is currently looking for Community Experts, 16 years of age & older, who would like to host workshops for adults on the following subjects:

  • Urban farming (Bee-keeping, vegetable/herb growing, backyard chickens, eco-living, etc.)
  • Urban living (Bike maintenance, rainwater collection & uses, canning/preserves, etc)
  • Tech expertise (Music recording, 3D modelling and animation, digital arts, etc)

To submit an application for this volunteer position, please visit the Community Experts page.

Teen Opportunities (13-17 years)

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with the Edmonton Public Library. Please be advised that our Teen Volunteer Opportunities are not currently accepting applications at this time. We hope you will visit our website once again in the future.

Please note that applications for enrolling in our volunteer program are only accepted when there is an available opportunity. We do not accept general applications for positions other than those posted in this section. 

Volunteer Roles

Behind the Scenes

Literacy & Learning

Book Sale

Sort through generously donated materials at branches and help organize material for EPL's book sales. Learn more.


Are you a tech wizard? Overflowing with digital creativity? Share your specialized knowledge with Edmontonians in creative software, digital media, and other technologies by designing and hosting workshops in the EPL Makerspace. Learn more.

Special Events

Passionate about helping Edmonton? Channel these skills to help make EPL events as vibrant and successful as possible. With a busy schedule of great events, EPL often needs a hand. Locations and events vary. Learn more.

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