Volunteer Programs

Breakfast Among the Books Event

Celebrating our Volunteers in 2017


Clothing Sale at the Fonthill Branch

Clothing Sale 2016


Clothing Sale Volunteer

Volunteering at Clothing Sale


Volunteering at Senior Social

Volunteering at Senior Social


Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities!

Watch for more volunteer opportunities coming your way!

At the Pelham Public Library we welcome community participation through volunteer service. We offer many opportunities in which you can help support the Library. Students interested in fulfilling their volunteer requirements are welcome. All volunteers must fill out an application.

Volunteer Positions @ the Pelham Public Library

  1. Friends of the Library Volunteer
    The Maple Acre Friends support the Library by promoting and stimulating the use of the Library by all citizens of the Town of Pelham and raising funds for special projects. The Friends believe that the Library is truly a community resource to be cherished.
  1. Books on Wheels Volunteer
    The Books on Wheels service is a free service that allows Library users unable to visit the Library to continue to have access to materials. Volunteers are matched with one or more Library users. They provide a much needed link in the community and help the Library fulfill its mission.
  1. Fundraising Volunteer
    Fundraising volunteers help to raise funds for the Library.
  1. Community Reader Volunteer
    This is an outreach service that sends volunteers to public places in the community such as schools, retirement homes and long-term care homes to read aloud and promote the joy of reading and life-long learning.
  1. Event Volunteer
    Event volunteers assist with organizing, set up and execution of various Library events and activities such as book sales, programming, and author events.
  1. Special Project Volunteer
    Volunteers assist the Library with various projects on a time limited basis, working with the volunteer’s special skills to enhance Library services.
  1. Science/ Book Buddy Teen Volunteer (temporarily suspended)
    The Book Buddy Teen Volunteer is a mentor, supporting elementary children with their reading skills and encouraging the love of reading. (For ages 14-17 years)
  1. Computer Tutor / Gadget Clinic Volunteer
    Volunteers assist Library users by answering their computer and technology gadget questions at the Saturday clinic.
  1. Student Placement
    The Library will accept students requiring volunteer hours. Co-op placements are reviewed on a case by case basis and should be arranged with the Library CEO.
  1. Teen Advisory Committee (temporarily suspended)
    The Teen Advisory Committee meets monthly to support the Library by providing input on literature, programming and issues that are important to teens. They also help plan and run various events for teens.

Interested in volunteering?

*Please note that volunteers 12 years + must be fully vaccinated (2 doses + 14 days) against COVID-19.

Choose one of the following ways to start the process:

  • Contact Melanie Taylor-Ridgway
    Phone: 905-892-6443
    Email: mtaylorridgway@pelhamlibrary.on.ca
  • Print a copy of the Volunteer Application form and drop it off at the Library.
  • Complete the Online Volunteer application form.
  • Stop at the Library and pick up a copy of the volunteer application form