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Volunteer With Us!

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The volunteer program of London Public Library was created to support the value-added programs and 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.

Volunteer News




Interested in learning more about London Public Library’s volunteer program and our current opportunities? Each month we host an online information session to discuss our current volunteer needs and how to apply to volunteer.
Join us for a free online information session each month to see if there is a volunteer opportunity that is the right fit for you! You need to attend an information session before applying to volunteer.
To save your spot register here.

About our Volunteer Program:


We work with over 400 volunteers annually - in our branches and virtually. 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


Who respect and provide excellent customer services

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Volunteer Impact 2022:


Last year, our team of 387 amazing volunteers contributed 11,587 hours of supporting our community.


Our READ mentors have helped 255 children discover a passion for reading.


Our English Conversation mentors helped 200 English language learners become more confident in job interviews, school and in the community.


Our Tech Tutors have answered over 1,700 questions and our ushers helped us welcome back in person entertainment in Wolf Performance Hall with gusto! 


Volunteers have helped out in many other ways this year that make a difference to the Library and to those who we serve.  We can’t thank you enough for all that you do!


Frequently Asked Questions

Volunteering FAQ

  • Register for one of our Information Sessions
  • After attending the session, you will receive a link for our online application
  • If you need assistance with applying, library staff will be able to assist you.

After you apply, we will contact you about the next steps. These steps can often take several weeks.

Volunteers at the Library help us to serve the people who use our services. Volunteers work closely with the community in roles such as literacy mentors, technology tutors and program and event support.

You can apply to volunteer once you are 14 years old.

It depends on the position and your schedule, but most volunteers earn a few hours each month if they volunteer regularly.

Some Volunteer positions require a Police Record Check. Please do not start this process until after you’ve met with staff, as it may not be a requirement of the position you’re interested in.

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