Volunteer at the SDG Library

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with the SDG Library!

Volunteering is a great way to meet people who share your interests, gain valuable experience, and have fun while making a difference in your community.

Volunteers provide valuable program support and enhance the Library’s services to the communities at each of our 15 Library Branches. Please see below for descriptions of our current volunteer opportunities. If you have questions, please contact your local branch.

Library Helper

We are looking for friendly volunteers to help maintain our libraries as inviting and engaging spaces. Duties may include collection and shelf maintenance tasks such as sorting materials, adding new labels, and performing DVD cleaning. A Library Helper helps to keep our spaces clean and organized, replenishes supplies for our passive programs, and may assist in providing program support.

Outreach Volunteer

Join library staff as they “PopUp” at county fairs, festivals, and community events. Be part of our enthusiastic, friendly outreach team, encouraging literacy and library services. Outreach volunteers can help transform lives beyond our library buildings by delivering library materials to homebound patrons and local community organizations. Have you seen our Little Free Library book houses in your community? Help maintain this resource and replenish materials.

Teens Teaching Tech

Are you a teen that is confident in using technology? Troubleshoot, problem-solve and help your fellow community members with computers and mobile devices. Join our Teens Teaching Tech Program. Volunteers will be paired with a staff member.

Summer Reading Club Volunteer

The TD Summer Reading Club is Canada’s most extensive bilingual summer reading program for kids. Assist the Summer Reading Club Facilitators in July and August in preparing and facilitating weekly in-person literacy activities.

Visiting Library Service Volunteer

The Visiting Library Service volunteers delivers a variety of library materials to patrons who are unable to visit the Library due to age, long-term illness, or disability. Volunteers require access to reliable transportation and be able to deliver/collect library materials on a regular basis and provide an acceptable Vulnerable Sector Check.

Sign up to Volunteer

To start your volunteering journey with us, you must complete a Volunteer Application Form and bring it to the SDG Library Branch where you are interested in Volunteering. Forms are also available at library branches. 

As a Library volunteer, you will attend an interview with Library Staff and receive an orientation and the training you will need to succeed in your role.

Please note:

Volunteers must be 14 years or older to volunteer with the SDG Library.

Volunteers who are 18 years or older must complete a Criminal Records Check.

Every effort will be made to match volunteer ability to the opportunity available.

Volunteer FAQs

  • Volunteering at the Library counts toward the Ontario Ministry of Education community involvement requirement for high school graduation.

  • Anyone 18 or older who wishes to volunteer with the SDG Library must obtain a Criminal Record Check before starting.

  • After you apply, we will contact you about the next steps. These steps can take a up to a few weeks.

  • Yes, please submit your Volunteer Application Form to the Library Branch where you want to volunteer. It is important to note that not all volunteer opportunities are offered at each branch.

  • Volunteers must be 14 years or older to volunteer with the SDG Library.

Volunteer: Teen Tech

Teens seeking volunteer hours in North Dundas are invited to check out Teens Teaching Tech, a new pilot project at SDG Library.

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Looking to give back to your community, volunteer at SDG!
Looking to give back to your community, volunteer at SDG!
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