Program Volunteers for the Guelph Public Library

We are taking a  quick summer break!

Please check back here later this summer for new library program volunteer opportunities coming this fall.


Program Volunteering at the Guelph Public Library

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

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

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. Not sure if your membership is up-to-date? Contact Membership Coordinator, Mary Mulholland ( If you would like to become a member or renew your membership, here is the visit the Membership Page.***

Questions? Please contact Meg Forestell-Page –