Tween Volunteers (10-12 years)
Young children are paired with volunteer tweens to write and illustrate an original storybook. We provide Big Buddy training and, upon completion, a certificate for volunteering. Together, Little Buddies and Big Buddies will use their imaginations and produce a keepsake that will become part of their life’s story.
Become a Story Buddies Volunteer
Check the program and events calendar for opportunities.
GVPL is governed by a Library Board comprising municipal councillors and citizen representatives who are appointed by municipal council. The term of a Board Trustee lasts up to eight years. Board trustees attend as many as 30 meetings a year, not including special events and council appearances in support of the library, and they serve without remuneration. To become a library trustee, please approach the municipality in which you live.
Teen Volunteers (13-18 years)
For ages 13-18. The Teen Readers and Writers Advisory Group discusses books and writing, develops leadership skills and helps with library programs and projects to earn volunteer hours. The group meets bi-weekly from October to December and monthly from January to June.
Note: This group was formerly called Teen Council.
Help lead a DigiLab program and inspire other teens to learn and create using tech tools and craft supplies. View the DigiLab programs on our calendar to see what’s coming up.
Become a DigiLab Volunteer (repeat volunteers can skip to Step 3)
Step 1: Complete the Teen Volunteer Referral Form
Step 2: Register for a DigiLab Training Session
Step 3: Register as a volunteer for a DigiLab session
Earn volunteer hours by operating our easy-to-use button makers at GVPL events.
Check the activity calendar for opportunities and to register.
For ages 13-18. If you like working with children, enjoy reading, are a fluent English speaker, and want to help emerging readers, we need you! Reading Buddies volunteers mentor children in grades 2 to 4 with reading practice, literacy-based activities and fun. We provide training and, upon completion, a reference letter outlining your volunteer hours.