Volunteering at the Library

See below our great volunteer opportunities for teens who need to earn community service hours, as well as adults looking for volunteer opportunites

TEENS:  International Talk Exchange

Practice makes perfect, and this is especially true when you’re learning another language.  You can earn volunteer hours by conversing with someone who is learning the language(s) you speak, and by sharing your time and knowledge of English, French,  or a foreign language*.  *To be eligible you must be fluent or a native speaker of the language(s) you are offering.  For more details, please email ya@aurorapl.ca

 

TEENS:  Pandemic Pen Pals

It's so important to connect with others, but increasingly difficult to do so!  To replace our popular Reading Buddies program, APL is now offering Pandemic Pen Pals - a great way to earn volunteer hours while helping an elementary school student with their reading and writing, as well as penmanship or typing skills.

Letters from both kids and teens will transmitted via library staff to ensure appropriateness and to protect the privacy and contact details of both pen pals. 

If you're interested in volunteering as a Pandemic Pen Pal, please email us at ya@aurorapl.ca.

 

TEENS:  2020 ReVision 

2020 ReVision is a volunteer opportunity for which teens will complete questionnaires and writing prompts about their experience of 2020, and can earn additional hours by interviewing people of different ages and recording their experiences and feeling about this year, the pandemic, and more. 

If you're interested in participating in 2020 ReVision. please email us at ya@aurorapl.ca.

 

TEENS:   Teen Advisory Group - Zoom Meetings

Join Aurora Public Library's Teen Advisory Group! We’re looking for local teens to contribute fresh ideas and opinions for our YA programs and collections. 

We will meet via Zoom on the following dates:  Thursdays, September 16, 30; October 14, 28; November 11, 25; December 9; 7-8 pm.

Click here to download the application or fill in this online form. If you downloaded the form, submit your application by email.

 

TEENS:  APL Acts of Kindness - Social Distancing Edition

There's no better time to earn volunteer hours, and no better way to do it than by sharing some kindness in our community - especially now, when we need it the most.

To participate in APL Acts of Kindness - SDE, perform a good deed or kind act, then submit a photo and brief description to ya@aurorapl.ca.  Please also include your first and last name, grade, school, email, and phone number.

 

ADULTS: Visiting Library Service

The Visiting Library Service offers library service to people who are homebound and who have no alternative means of obtaining library materials.On a regular basis, a library volunteer will deliver books and other library materials to those who cannot come to the facility themselves.

If you would like to volunteer, please complete this application.