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Volunteering Opportunities

Active Volunteers Needed

Adult Literacy Tutor

Goals: The Adult Literacy program promotes literacy and basic skills and allows learners to work with one-on-one tutor support.

Tasks: The volunteer will assist in supporting basic literacy activities through one-on-one support in a drop-in setting.


  • Friendly Personality
  • Criminal Record Check
  • Patience and Compassion
  • Language and Communication Skills
  • Minimum I Year Commitment

Time required: 2 hours a week, plus activity planning time and monthly tutor meetings

Schedule: Wednesday evenings 5:30pm – 7:30pm

Home Outreach Service

Tasks: The Home Outreach Service Volunteer picks up new materials at the library and delivers them to homes and retirement residences in the community and then returns the previous months’ materials to the library one Thursday each month.

Time required: Deliveries typically take 45 minutes - 1 ½ hours.

Schedule: Second Thursday of every month


  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Proof of Valid Insurance
  • Police Background Check
  • Reliable
  • Friendly Personality

Community Living Program Assistant

Tasks: The Community Living program is a social, recreational and educational, bi-weekly drop-in for adults with physical and developmental disabilities. The volunteer will co-host the program and will assist in planning and setting up activities, and provide hands-on assistance with activities during the program.


  • Friendly, Enjoys recreation activities and socializing with others
  • Minimum 1 year commitment
  • Carrying and lifting
  • Criminal Record Check
  • Patience and compassion
  • Prior experience working with people with intellectual disability will be helpful

Time required: Preparation time, planning meetings and 2.5 hours twice a month.

Friends of the Library

Friend Your LibraryFriends of Brockville Public Library is currently recruiting community members interested in lending time and expertise to an executive steering committee.

The ‘Friends of the Library’ is a non-profit, voluntary and charitable association dedicated to the enhancement of library services. This group supports services provided by the library through donating time and effort to sponsor special events and much needed resources.

As well ‘Friends of the Library’ will promote literacy and cultural enhancement in the greater community.

This committee operates independently of the Brockville Public Library Board of Trustees.

As a member of the Friends group you can help with:

- Committee meetings, strategic planning and administration
- Event planning and event assistance
- Advertising and marketing
- Market and publicize the merits of being Friends of Brockville Public Library

For additional information contact:

Brandy Smith, Community Development Coordinator at
613.342.3936 ext. 32

On-going volunteer recruitment

If you are interested in contributing to the community through the library, fill out a volunteer application or you can contact our volunteer coordinator:

Brandy Smith, Outreach and Volunteer Coordinator
613.342.3936 ext. 32

Brockville Public Library offers volunteers a diverse range of volunteer opportunities including:

  • Assistance with children, teen, adult and family programming

  • “Behind the Shelves” supporting our staff

  • Helping our patrons with their library needs such as computer literacy

Please fill out the volunteer application and return it in person to a staff member at the circulation desk or fax it to the number found at the bottom of the application*. Your application will be reviewed by the volunteer coordinator, after which you will be contacted for a brief interview. Volunteers 18 years of age or older must undergo a police records check, which the library will pay for before they are assigned volunteer positions.

*The volunteer application is a PDF document and requires adobe acrobat reader to view. Unfortunately, at this time the form does not permit for electronic submission.

To review the Library's volunteer policy, click here.


Volunteer training is provided and all new volunteers with the Library will be required to complete Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities (AODA) and Integrated Accessibility Standard Regulations (IASR) training as well as a training and general orientation session.

IASR training can be completed online at (pdf instructions):



You can use a computer to complete the training and/or print a copy of the training transcript at the Library.

Please download and complete the training forms and bring them to your appointed orientation time.


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Upcoming Special Events

  • Doors Open
    Stop by the library on May 27th and May 28th for some tasty treats @ the Bake Sale hosted by the Friends. There will also be the White Elephant Sale, Self-Guided Tours, Tinker Lab and more! See the details.

  • James Joyce Exhibit
    Explore 22 panels exhibiting the life and writings of James Joyce. More details.

  • Paint Party Fundraiser
    Unleash your creativity and join us for an evening of painting and socializing. More details.

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