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Volunteering Opportunities

Active Volunteers Needed


Home Delivery Service | Student Volunteers | Adult Literacy Tutors
Friends Design & Social Media| Friends of the Library


Home Delivery Service

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 every month


  • valid driver's license
  • proof of valid insurance
  • police background check
  • reliable
  • friendly personality

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 at brandy@brockvillelibrary.ca or 613-342-3936 x. 6432



Friends of the Library - Design & Social Media

The Friends of the Brockville Public Library are looking for a creative volunteer with graphic design and social media skills to help with public relations, administration and marketing.


  • generating posters and flyers for print and online
  • manage social media page including posting events and information
  • email correspondence

Schedule: one meeting a month on Monday afternoon, plus 1-2 hours/week

For more information or to apply, contact Brandy at brandy@brockvillelibrary.ca or 613-342-3936 ext. 6432


Children's Program Assistant - Student Volunteer

Children’s Program assistants help encourage a literacy and a love of reading and library services through children’s programs at the library and in the community. Training will be provided. All hours completed as part of the program can be used towards the high school volunteer community service requirement.

Children’s Program Assistant:

  • assist leading and supervising activities
  • set up and clean up equipment, including media projector and technology equipment
  • stock supplies for the program
  • record program statistics

Schedule: Saturdays


  • Reliable
  • Organization skills
  • Friendly and outgoing personality
  • Ability to engage, explore and interact with kids imaginatively

For more information, contact Brandy at brandy@brockvillelibrary.ca or 613.342.3936 ext. 6432



Friends of the Library

The Friends of Brockville Public Library group is always looking for community members interested in lending time and expertise to an executive steering committee.

The Friends of the Library group 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.

The Friends group promotes 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
  • Meet the Author book talks
  • Advertising and marketing

For more information, contact friends@brockvillelibrary.ca or Brandy at brandy@brockvillelibrary.ca or 613.342.3936 ext. 6432



Adult Program Assistant - Adult Literacy Tutor

The Lounge is a free drop-in literacy program for adult learners who want to improve their reading, math and
basic computer and/or workplace essential skills.

Literacy volunteers assist learners in achieving their learning goals and support basic reading, math and
computer literacy activities through one-on-one support in a drop-in setting.

Adult literacy Tutors:

  • Commit to assisting learners using learner centred skill levels and goals
  • Respect the confidentiality and privacy of the learner
  • Keep a log of hours spent tutoring
  • Collaborate with staff in an ongoing evaluation and lesson planning process to determine if learner's needs are being met


  • Reliable
  • An understanding of the needs of the literacy learner and the challenges they have had in the learning process
  • Able to listen to what the learner has to say and providing words of encouragement and support
  • Patience and flexibility to support the learning needs of the learner. Some learners take longer to reach their goals than others
  • Creativity in approaches to learning, motivating and engaging the learner
  • Effectively work with people from diverse backgrounds
  • Good oral and written communication skills in English
  • Minimum 10 month commitment September - June

Schedule: Wednesday evenings, 5:30 to 7:30pm, plus monthly mentor meetings and activity planning time.

For more information or to apply, please contact Brandy at brandy@brockvillelibrary.ca or 613.342.3936 ext. 6432



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, Community Engagement Coordinator
613.342.3936 ext. 6432

For more information about volunteering, please see our brochure: 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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  • March Break at the Library
    "Try things and make stuff!" Drop in between March 12th - March 17th for free programs for all ages! Details

  • St Patrick's Day Family Celebration
    Stop in between 2-4 pm to celebrate with the Brockville Irish Cultural Society! There will be refreshments, crafts, songs and dance. For all ages. Details

  • Bookmarks Author
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