Volunteering at the Library

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


TEENS:  Academic Assistance from a Distance

Offer virtual school help and mentoring to elementary school students who would benefit from additional tutoring and homework help.  If you are patient, encouraging, and like helping others, thiis is a great way to earn volunteer hours (and it looks good on your resume, too)!  To apply please email us at ya@aurorapl.ca; be sure to include the following details: subjects & grades you're comfortable tutoring (general homework help for grades 1-4 is also an option).


TEENS:  International Talk Exchange

Practice makes perfect, and this is especially true when you’re learning another language.  You can earn volunteer hours by conversing with someone who is learning the language(s) you speak, and by sharing your time and knowledge of English, French,  or a foreign language*.  *To be eligible you must be fluent or a native speaker of the language(s) you are offering.  To apply please email ya@aurorapl.ca; be sure to include the languages you speak fluently.

* Please note:  We are currently accepting applications but the pairing process will not begin until 2022.


TEENS:  Pandemic Pen Pals

It's so important to connect with others, but increasingly difficult to do so!  To replace our popular Reading Buddies program, APL is now offering Pandemic Pen Pals - a great way to earn volunteer hours while helping an elementary school student with their reading and writing, as well as penmanship or typing skills.

Letters from both kids and teens will transmitted via library staff to ensure appropriateness and to protect the privacy and contact details of both pen pals. 

If you're interested in volunteering as a Pandemic Pen Pal, please email us at ya@aurorapl.ca.

* Please note:  we currently have a very long waitlist (for volunteers) for this program - you will be contacted if/when we have someone to pair you with. 


TEENS:   Teen Advisory Group - Zoom Meetings

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. 

We will meet via Zoom on the following dates in 2022:  Thursdays, January 13 & 27; February 10 & 24; March 10 & 24; April 7 & 21; May 5 & 19; June 2 & 16; 7-8 pm.

Click here to download the application or fill in this online form. If you downloaded the form, submit your application by email.


TEENS:  APL Acts of Kindness - Social Distancing Edition

There's no better time to earn volunteer hours, and no better way to do it than by sharing some kindness in our community - especially now, when we need it the most.

To participate in APL Acts of Kindness - SDE, perform a good deed or kind act, then submit a photo and brief description to ya@aurorapl.ca.  Please also include your first and last name, grade, school, email, and phone number.


ADULTS: Visiting Library Service

A Visiting Library Service (VLS) volunteer selects and delivers library materials to homebound members of the community. Volunteers must be over 18, have a valid APL membership and their own transportation. An interview, two personal references and successful completion of a vulnerable sector screening are required. If you would like to volunteer, please complete this application. We are not currently recruiting volunteers, but will keep your application on file for one-year.