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Volunteer

UPDATE May 2022:

Wow, what an amazing response! We’d like to thank everyone who attended our information session in March and April. We’re excited to say we will be able to meet our program needs for the spring and summer opportunities, so have closed our applications.

Later this summer we will start to recruit for our programs starting this fall. We will host virtual information sessions to talk about our volunteer opportunities, and our application process, so you can ask questions to find out if volunteering with the library is the right place for you.

If you would like to be notified of these upcoming sessions please email us at volunteerservices@lpl.ca to be put on our waitlist.

Information Sessions will be hosted:
  • Thursday, March 31: 6:30PM
  • Wednesday, April 20: 6:30PM
  • Saturday, April 30: 10AM

Click here to Register for a session

About Our Volunteer Program

The volunteer program of London Public Library was created to support the value-added services that are vital to our community. Our volunteer program helps strengthen people and neighbourhoods by creating connections that enrich lives, inspire discovery, foster creativity, and expand possibilities.

We work with over 400 volunteers annually. These individuals believe in the value of the Library and want to contribute to their community.

We look for people who are:

  • passionate about continuous learning,
  • embrace working in a diverse and inclusive environment, and
  • who respect and provide excellent customer services.

Throughout the year we may have other opportunities for volunteers at many of our branches. We welcome you to review our volunteer position descriptions and fill out our online application.  

Please note:

  • All applicants who are accepted will be required to have a Police Information Check (PIC) or a Police Vulnerable Sector Check (PVSC) successfully completed before they start. The cost for this is currently $15.00
  • When submitting a volunteer application, please indicate the top one to three positions that interest you.
  • Not all positions are available at every library location or at every time of the year.
  • Some volunteers assist with more than one volunteer position.
  • It may take up to 3 months for an interview as we interview for highest priority needs first
  • Shelving and organizing books is not a volunteer position at the Library. It is a paid staff position. You can ask at your local library branch for more information about this staff position.
  • The London Public Library will provide accommodation to applicants with disabilities in its recruitment processes upon request consistent with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the AODA regulations.

 

When do we recruit for Specific Positions?

Recruitment focuses for February - March:

  • Children's Program Volunteers for March break and Spring (training in March)
  • Tech Tutors (training in March)
  • Toy Cleaning (training as needed)
  • Gardeners (training in April)
  • Teen Advisory Group (training TBA)

Recruitment focuses for April - May:

  • Children's Program Volunteers for Summer (training in May)
  • Tech Tutors (training in May)
  • Toy Cleaning (training as needed)
  • Gardeners (training in April)
  • Teen Advisory Group (training TBA)

Recruitment focuses for June - September:

  • R.E.A.D Mentors (training August - October)
  • E.S.L. One to One Mentors (training August - September)

Recruitment focuses for October - December:

  • Children's Program Volunteers (training in January)
  • Tech Tutors (training in January)
  • Toy Cleaning (training as needed)

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