Volunteering at the Library

The Volunteer Program at Kingston Frontenac Public Library creates opportunities for individuals to voluntarily extend their services to support the library without receiving any remuneration.

 

Volunteers supplement the work of paid staff by participating in the Teen Advisory Groups, Teen Review Board, New Adult Advisory Board, and driving for our shut-in service.

Availability of Volunteer Opportunities

When there is a need to welcome more volunteers at our branches we will advertise on our website for the volunteer opportunity and at that time will accept applications for the opportunity.

Eligibility

If you are 14 or older and willing to make a commitment of at least 3 months then you would be eligible to apply.

Requirements

We ask volunteers to have a library card or a family library card in the case of our teen volunteers. We also require our volunteers to provide an up to date Criminal Record Check (for the Vulnerable sector). The cost of the CRC will be refunded by the library. The Teen Review Board does not require a CRC.

Current Opportunities

In It to Win It

We are presently recruiting volunteer tutors for KFPL’s virtual tutoring and homework drop-in, “In It to Win It.”

“In it to Win It” volunteers must be upper-year secondary students comfortable with the course content of various subjects. Volunteers provide online tutoring to younger teens in Grades 7 and 8 as well as older teens requiring academic support.

To apply, please review the volunteer requirements and complete the application form.

Teen Advisory Group

We are currently recruiting volunteers for the 2020/21 Teen Advisory Groups.

Activities for the groups will begin in September. Teens who will be in grades nine to twelve this fall are eligible to apply.

To apply, download the brochure and complete the application form: Teen Advisory Group

Teen Review Board

We are currently recruiting volunteers for the Teen Review Board from across Kingston and the Townships of Frontenac.

TRB members write reviews of KFPL books, movies, video games and music from home. There are no meetings, and no scheduled hours.

Teen Review Board

 

New Adult Advisory Board (NAAB)

The NAAB is a volunteer opportunity for youth ages 18-30. As a NAAB member you will:

plan and promote programs for new adults
participate in community events
recommend books, magazines, music, DVDs, and other materials for the library to purchase
assist staff in developing a Summer Reading Challenge for adults

Download the full description of the New Adult Advisory Board (NAAB) volunteer program.​

 

Links and Partnership

KAAAV (Kingston & Area Association of Administrators of Volunteers)

Volunteer Canada

United Way, Kingston Frontenac Lennox & Addington, Volunteer Centre

Friends of the Library

Another opportunity for volunteering is with the Friends of the Library, a volunteer led charitable organization that raises funds to enhance services, materials and equipment not provided by public funding.

If you are interested in joining or finding out more about the Friends of the Library please visit the Friends of the Library page.