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The Guelph Public Library welcomes volunteers as a way to:

  • Provide more and better library services to the community
  • Offer valued experience to volunteers
  • Offer opportunities for residents to build and improve our community

Volunteer some time and receive the satisfaction of knowing you have made a difference!

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I apply?

You can fill out the online application form below.

Why volunteer?

The Guelph Public Library offers a wide variety of volunteer opportunities, and each position requires different skills and availability.

What is the time commitment?

The volunteer programs at Guelph Public Library have varying time commitments. We tailor your volunteer acts around your schedule and time.

How old do I have to be to volunteer?

We offer opportunities for three age groups:

  • Volunteer opportunities for youth in grades 7-12
  • Volunteer opportunities for adults (18 and over)
  • Volunteer opportunities for families including youth in grades 7-12
What will I be doing?

Currently, we are accepting applications for the following volunteer programs.

Please take note of volunteer program age groups:
Y = Youth in grades 7-12
A = Adults 18 and over
F = Families, including youth in grades 7-12

Computer Literacy
Help with programs that teach Microsoft Office, the internet and social media. Basic computer skills required. (A, Y)

Support the Guelph Public Library with various activities to raise funds. (A, F, Y)

Special Events
Perform various tasks such as helping presenters, greeting, and directing attendees. (A, F, Y)

Customer Satisfaction Surveys
Conduct patron surveys to help the library better understand the community's needs. (A)

Delivery to the Homebound
Deliver library items to patrons with disabilities. (A)

Contact Us

Please feel free to contact the Guelph Public Library Human Resources department with any questions or concerns regarding volunteer opportunities at the Guelph Public Library: 519-824-6220 or

Guelph Public Library Volunteer Application Form

* Required Fields

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Are you 18 or older?
Are you student between
the ages of 12 and 18?
If so, please provide your parent or legal guardian's contact information:
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e.g. "I am school teacher with strong technological skills."

Volunteer Position and Availability

* I would like to help out in the following programs:

I allow the Guelph Public Library to contact me regarding other potential opportunities



Please Note:

The information on this application form is collected under the authority of the Freedom of Information and Protection of privacy Act, and will be used solely for the purpose of determining eligibility and suitability for volunteer opportunities.

I understand that to ensure the safety of library customers, I may be asked to complete a Police Security Clearance at no cost to myself (adults only).

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