A Great New Opportunity for Friends of the GPL

Would you like to be a real friend of the Guelph Public Library? Become a Program Volunteer! Attend Guelph Public Library programs and give the staff a hand.

The library has a full schedule of exciting events for children and adults every week this winter. These are often popular well-attended programs where staff would benefit hugely from the presence of another adult, a Program Volunteer, who can help things run more smoothly by carrying out non-professional tasks such as:

  • Greeting program participants
  • Directing participants to staff for assistance
  • Helping staff with set-up and take down (including moving furniture)
  • Serving refreshments
  • Helping to maintain a safe environment
  • Being available to assist if an emergency arises
  • Answering general questions

Would you like to be part of the Program Volunteering team? Click this link to SignUp.com [link to be provided] to see a full range of programs and events where your help will make a big difference. Each opportunity is fully described so that you can find one (or several) that are right for you.

Please note: Before your first volunteer shift, you must complete a short online training package that will be sent to you by Meg Forestell-Page, GPL’s Supervisor of Programming and Digital Services.

Program Volunteering is ONLY open to members of the Friends of the Guelph Public Library. If you need to renew your membership in order to be eligible here is a link to the membership form.

Questions? Please contact Meg Forestell-Page – mforestell@guelphpl.ca