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Volunteering Information

Volunteers have played an integral role in the life of the library, from the library’s inception as a volunteer-run institution back in 1919 to the current day, where more than 50 community volunteers of all ages regularly devote their time and expertise to the operation of the library.

Volunteers range from AVID students at Prince Charles Secondary School to former Library Directors and Library Board Chairs. Some volunteers come for a day, and others have stayed for over 40 years!

We accept volunteers of all ages and backgrounds, and will work with you to find tasks that are appropriate to your interests and skills.

It might be easier to ask what they do not do! Among the many tasks that volunteers participate in are:

Delivering books and other items to homebound patrons
Shelving returned items and keeping the shelves in order
Assisting in the upkeep of the Lawrence Lavender Garden
Developing crafts and other activities for children’s programs
Participating in fundraising activities through the Friends of the Library

Simply contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Pat Tomasic, at, or phone us at (250) 428-4141, to set up an initial meeting. We look forward to hearing from you!