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.
If you are 14 or older and willing to make a commitment of at least 3 months then you would be eligible to apply.
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.
The call for volunteers for the 2022 Reading Buddies program has closed. The application for the 2023 Reading Buddies program will be available in June 2023 for the summer programs.
Teen Review Board (TRB)
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.
To apply, download the brochure and complete the application form: Teen Review Board
Teen Advisory Group (TAG)
TAG members receive volunteer hours for attending monthly meetings, helping to develop library programs for other teens, and for participating in other TAG and KFPL projects.
Activities for the groups will begin in September 2023. Teens who will be in Grades 9 to 12 this fall are eligible to apply.
Positions are still available for the Virtual TAG. The first meeting is on Tuesday, September 27.
For more information, please email our TAG coordinators at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To apply, download the brochure and complete the application form: Teen Advisory Group
Are you a local who enjoys fixing broken lamps, stuffed animals, or other home goods? Can you help other locals build their skills and save a record player from the landfill?
The Kingston Frontenac Public Library and Repair Café Kingston are looking for volunteers who are willing to coach other people on how to repair their broken items.
For more details about the program and to apply, please review the call for volunteers.
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
Recruitment for the 2022-2023 session is open. To apply, please review the call for volunteers.
Kingston Youth Climate Council
Climate change is one of the most pressing global issues of our time, and climate justice the necessary path for a livable future. Are you looking for a way to explore this issue and earn volunteer hours? Join KFPL as a teen volunteer for the Kingston Youth Climate Council.
As a member of the KYCC, you will help design, execute, and lead a process of climate education, connection, empowerment, and action that will engage youth in Kingston.
To apply and learn more, please review the call for volunteers. Applications are due by September 11, 2023.
Links and Partnership
KAAAV (Kingston & Area Association of Administrators of Volunteers)
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.