Volunteering Information

The Salt Spring Island Public Library is staffed mostly by volunteers (about 170 of them) with a paid chief librarian and a paid librarian. The neighbours you meet at the circulation desk and the librarian’s desk are backed by many other volunteers who select, catalogue and shelve the library’s collection, process interlibrary loan requests and perform the many other tasks that keep the library functioning smoothly.

New volunteers are always needed and encouraged to apply, as there are many different positions available with training provided.

Volunteer Opportunities

Please view our current Volunteer Opportunities.

Volunteer Application forms are available at the library or can be downloaded and printed.

download Library Volunteer Application
download Volunteer Handbook

Many of the positions require no previous experience. Training is given as required.

The following is a list of areas handled by volunteers:

  • Shelving
  • Cataloguing
  • Book covering and repairing
  • Book Donations
  • Event programming
  • Computers
  • Material selection
  • Circulation desk
  • Interlibrary loans
  • Maintenance
  • Children’s programmes
  • Home bound book delivery service
  • Children’s room supervision
  • Internet lessons

For further information come to the library and speak to the librarian on duty.