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. 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 1-4 with reading practice, literacy-based activities and fun. We provide training and, upon completion, a reference letter outlining your volunteer hours.
Register for Reading Buddies
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
Have your voice heard! Teen Council members earn volunteer hours and gain leadership skills by helping with projects such as the Teen Writing Contest and Friends of the Library book sales. Teen Council meets regularly throughout the school year, and members volunteer at additional library events.
Contact us for more information or to join.
Earn volunteer hours by operating our easy-to-use button makers at GVPL events.
Check the activity calendar for opportunities and to register.