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Volunteering Information

The Salt Spring Island Public Library is staffed partially by volunteers (about 100 of them) with a paid library director, librarian, and other staff and contractors. The neighbours you meet at the circulation desk and the tech desk are backed by volunteers who select, catalogue and shelve the library’s collection, process interlibrary loan requests and perform 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.
Many of the positions require no previous experience.

Volunteer Opportunities

If interested, please consider applying online.

You may also review the Volunteer Handbook

The following is a list of areas handled by volunteers:

  • Shelving
  • Cataloguing
  • Book covering and repair
  • Computer station monitoring/tech desk support
  • Material selection
  • Circulation desk
  • Interlibrary loans
  • Landscaping
  • Children’s programs
  • Visiting Library Service
  • Internet lessons
  • Volunteer scheduling
  • Story walk monitoring
  • Library event support
  • Mail delivery

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