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Volunteer at the Library
Get started by visiting Volunteering FAQs and visit Become a Volunteer to see the variety of volunteering opportunities at London Public Library!
Future Volunteer Opportunities

Applications are now being accepted! The following positions are being recruited for now:


Starting January/ February 2018 :

  • ESL One-to-One Mentor: Beacock, Central, Jalna, Masonville, Sherwood, ( session runs January - April)

  • Technology Tutor: Beacock, Central, Cherryhill, East London, Jalna, Landon, Sherwood

  • Ushers for the Wolf Hall : Central

  • Children’s Program & Special Event Volunteers – multiple locations

Not ready to start in January you can still submit your applications for programs starting April/May 2018:

  • ESL One-to-One Mentor: Beacock, Central, Jalna, Masonville, Sherwood ( session runs May - August)

  • Gardener – Beacock, Carson, East London, Masonville,

  • Technology Tutor- multiple locations

  • Children’s Program & Special Event Volunteers - multiple locations ( for spring and summer programs)

About Our Volunteer Program

The volunteer program of London Public Library was created to support the value-added services that are vital to our community.  Our volunteer program helps strengthen people and neighbourhoods by creating connections that enrich lives, inspire discovery, foster creativity, and expand possibilities.

We work with over 400 volunteers annually.  These individuals believe in the value of the Library and want to contribute to their community.


We look for people who are:

  • passionate about continuous learning,
  • embrace working in a diverse and inclusive environment, and
  • who respect and provide excellent customer services.

Throughout the year we may have other opportunities for volunteers at many of our branches. We welcome you to review our volunteer position descriptions and fill out our online application.  


Please note:

  • All applicants who are accepted will be required to have a Police Information Check (PIC) or a Police Vulnerable Sector Check (PVSC) successfully completed before they start.  The cost for this is currently $15.00
  • When submitting a volunteer application, please indicate the top one to three positions that interest you.
  • Not all positions are available at every library location or at every time of the year.
  • Some volunteers assist with more than one volunteer position.
  • It may take up to 3 months for an interview as we interview for highest priority needs first
  • Shelving and organizing books is not a volunteer position at the Library. It is a paid staff position. You can ask at your local library branch for more information about this staff position.

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