Volunteer at the library

See below our great volunteer opportunities for teens who need to earn community service hours, as well as adults looking for meaningful volunteer opportunites


TEENS: Volunteer Opportunities Newsletter

Sign up for our Volunteer Opportunities Newsletter to get emails about ongoing and one-time volunteer opportunities at the library. Sign up HERE.


TEENS: APL Acts of Kindness Volunteer Opportunity

Earn volunteer hours by giving back to your community and showing love for your library.  Each week we will meet and spread joy in Aurora by committing different APL Acts of Kindness.

For ages 13 - 18.  Please register in advance.  Meetings will take place on the 4th Friday of each month (no meeting in December or June); 3:30 - 5:30 p.m.  To register please email us.


TEENS: TAG Volunteer Program

Join Aurora Public Library's Teen Advisory Group! We’re looking for local teens to contribute fresh ideas and opinions for our YA programs and collections.
Not only will you be helping to create a vibrant place for your peers, you will also earn community service hours. Click here to download the application. If you downloaded the form, submit your application by email or in person at either Information Desk.


TEENS:  Math Buddies Volunteer Program

Math Buddies is a program for children who have difficulty with math or who require additional practice working with mathematical conceps.  Children in grades 1 - 6 will be paired with high school volunteers and they will spend time together working on math activities and worksheets, and playing math-based games.  The program consists of ten one-hour sessions, which can take place any time that the library is open (meeting times must be mutually agreed upon by both the teen volunteer and the child's parents.  Click here to download the application.  If you downloaded the form, submit your application by email or in person at either Information Desk..


TEENS: Reading Buddies Volunteer Program

Reading Buddies is a literacy-based program for children who have difficulty reading at their grade level. Children in grades 1 - 6 will meet in the library with a high school volunteer once a week for a one-hour session; the sessions continue for ten weeks.  Buddies will concentrate on reading for pleasure and together enjoy activities that promote reading and writing. Volunteers can earn hours toward their community service while making a valuable contribution to the life of a young person.  Click here to download the application or fill in this online form. If you downloaded the form, submit your application by email or in person at either Information Desk.


TEENS/ADULTS:  Academic Coaching Program

A volunteer opportunity for university students who would like to share their time, knowledge, and expertise with high school students who are studying for exams.  As an Academic Coach you will answer questions that students might have in a course that is relevant to your area of study, and help clear up confusion or provide guidance in explaining academic concepts that a high school student is struggling with while preparing for exams.  In this role, you will not only be helping students who are struggling with subject matter that you have mastered, but you gain valuable tutoring and resume-boosting experience.  Applications are available in the library (and coming soon to this page); completed applications can be dropped off at either Information Desk, or scanned and emailed here.  


ADULTS: Visiting Library Service (VLS)

The Visiting Library Service offers library service to members living in Aurora who are homebound and who have no alternative means of obtaining library materials. On a monthly basis, a volunteer will select, deliver and return materials to those who cannot come to the facility themselves. Volunteers must be 18 years of age or older and have a valid APL membership card. Volunteers must have their own transportation and have flexible daytime hours. Two personal references and successful completion of a vulnerable sector screening are required.

If you would like to volunteer, please complete this application.

If you would like to become a visited client, please complete this application or contact Reccia Mandelcorn, Manager of Community Collaboration at rmandelcorn@aurorapl.ca or at (905) 727-9494 x230.