Volunteering

Volunteering

Passionate for literacy and lifelong learning? Get involved with the Richmond Public Library!
We are looking for teens, adults, and seniors who want to get involved in our community.

Take part in a rewarding experience and volunteer with us!

Here is an overview of volunteering opportunities. Got a question? Email us at volunteer@yourlibrary.ca.

Event Assistant
Working with RPL staff and/or community presenters, volunteers will help at mid to large scale events at the library by being an event greeter, crowd control, handing out programs and collecting evaluation forms. No previous experience required.

Program Assistant
Working with RPL staff, volunteers will assist in a variety of programs including, Computer Basics, Baby Time, 1-on-1 Tutoring Sessions and Language Learning Classes. Skills required are dependent on the program (i.e. intermediate computer skills: social media, Microsoft Office Suite, speaking Mandarin or Cantonese is an asset).

Community Expert
If you are an expert in topics such as health, consumer information, financial literacy, computer literacy and are passionate about giving back to the community you can offer a program for adults or children. Please submit your proposal to our online event proposal form.

Event Assistant: 
Working with RPL staff and/or community presenters, volunteers will help at mid to large scale events at the library by being an event greeter, crowd control, handing out programs and collecting evaluation forms. No previous experience required.

Program Assistant: 
Working with RPL staff, volunteers will assist in a variety of programs including, Computer Basics, Baby Time, 1-on-1 Tutoring Sessions and Language Learning Classes. Skills required are dependent on the program (i.e. intermediate computer skills: social media, Microsoft Office Suite, speaking Mandarin or Cantonese is an asset).

English Corner
Share your instructional skills in the library with adult community members who are looking for learning support with English Language Learning. Multiple volunteers are required for each program so small groups can be facilitated. Previous experience with instruction, in any topic and interest in helping newcomers is required.

Community Expert
If you are an expert in topics such as health, consumer information, financial literacy, computer literacy and are passionate about giving back to community you can offer a program for adults or children. Please submit your proposal to our online event proposal form.

Event Assistant
Working with RPL staff and/or community presenters, volunteers will help at mid to large scale events at the library by being an event greeter, crowd control, handing out programs and collecting evaluation forms. No previous experience required.

Program Assistant - Child
Working with RPL staff or community presenters, volunteers will help children to learn, create and connect with each other.

Reading Buddies
One on one reading with children in grades 1-3. Reading and communication skills at secondary school level required.

Le Club Français
One to one French reading practice with children in grades 1-3. Reading and communication skills at secondary level French required.

Mine Craft Club
Knowledge of Mine Craft required

Digital Learning Classes
Interest in or experience with 3D printing, coding, ebooks, green screen and/or various other digital technology required.

Chess Club
Working with community presenters assisting children in grades 1-7 at chess learning programs. Intermediate chess skills required.

After School Help
One on one homework support for children in grades 1- 7. Good knowledge of math and science at secondary level required.

Other Ways to Get Involved

Our Volunteer Requirements

You must:

  • Be at least 14 years of age
  • Be able to attend an interview
  • Provide us with 2 references
  • Be able to communicate in English
  • Be available for 6 months of volunteer service within a calendar year

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Please note: we keep applicants in our database for a maximum of 12 months

How to volunteer at the Library

Be a Library Champion

The NewToBC Library Champions Project is looking for newcomers who are:

  • 19 years of age or older
  • A permanent resident, but not yet a Canadian citizen
  • Enthusiastic about libraries
  • Interested in volunteering in the community to share information about library and settlement resources with other newcomers

» Click here if you want to know more about being a Library Champion.



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