Help us enrich the lives of others by volunteering as a driver for Visiting Library Services and delivering library material to those who are unable to visit our branches.
A few hours of your time each month will provide a much-needed service to those who are confined to their homes, the hospital or a residential facility due to illness or a permanent physical disability. Using their own vehicles, volunteers deliver library materials throughout the GVPL service area. The service operates from Tuesday to Friday. Volunteers should be able to lift and carry bags of books. Drivers need to be flexible and able to pick up books from any of our branches.
Volunteers require a valid driver’s license. The library reimburses drivers $0.58 per kilometer (starting and ending at your assigned branch). The library’s insurance covers volunteers using their cars for GVPL business. A criminal background check, two reference checks and an interview are required.
For more information, contact:
Andrea Brimmell, District Coordinator
[email protected] or 250-940-4875 ext. 237
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)
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.
Stay tuned for the relaunch of the Teen Readers and Writers Advisory Group in 2019.
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.