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Volunteering Opportunities

Active Volunteers Needed


Adult Literacy Tutors | Student Volunteers | Friends of the Library


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 613.342.3936 ext. 6432 or brandy@brockvillelibrary.ca


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 the library, 613.342.3936 ext. 6432 or brandy@brockvillelibrary.ca


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 additional information contact:



Brandy Smith, Community Engagement Coordinator
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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Upcoming Special Events

  • Bake Sale & Craft Sale
    Stop by for tasty treats and hand-made crafts on Nov. 24th and Nov. 25th from 9-4pm! Hosted by the Friends. Details.

  • Family Movie
    "Cars 3" will be playing for the upcoming PA Day at 2pm! FREE! For all ages. Details.

  • Paint Party Fundraiser
    Get creative with friends for an afternoon of painting at the Union Jack Pub from 2:30-4:40pm! Details.

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