Friends of the Library
The Friends of the East Gwillimbury Library is an independent, benevolent, not-for-profit, membership-based organization that operates under the direction of an elected Board. For information or to volunteer, please contact [email protected].
In October 2017, the library will launch Reading Buddies, a literacy-based program for children in grades 1- 4 who are have difficulty reading. Sessions run for 10 weeks, once a week for one hour. These are one-on-one sessions with a volunteer mentor that is matched as a “buddy.” Meeting times are mutually agreed with the parent, child, and volunteer and will take place in the library, either after school, in the evening, or on the weekend. Volunteers may be teens or adults interested in fostering reading enjoyment in a supportive, fun environment. Contact Sharon at 905-473-2472 ext 134 or [email protected].
Giant Used Book Sale
Student volunteers are sought to help with set up and tear down of the annual Giant Used Book Sale, held next in October 2017, at the Holland Landing Branch. Help will be needed on the Thursday before and on the Saturday afternoon. Note: lifting is involved. Call 905-836-6492 and leave a phone number where you may be reached for scheduling.
The Library accepts applications to volunteer for the Homebound Delivery Service. Volunteers deliver library materials on a monthly basis to patrons enrolled in the Homebound Service, which is for patrons who are unable to visit the library due to physical limitations.
Summer Reading Club Volunteer
Assist the Library this summer by volunteering for the Summer Reading Club. Listen to children report on their books and hand out prizes. Volunteer hours are available in July and August during evenings and weekends. Training will be provided. For more information or to volunteer, please contact [email protected].
Do you want to gain leadership experience and have fun? Apply to run the Library’s Kids Tech Lab, Lego Club, and other programs like it. For dates available and to apply, please contact [email protected] and check out our most recent Program Guide for current opportunities.
Making Connections, Making Memories
In partnership with the Making Connections Storytelling York Region Project, CHATS, the York Region District School Board, and community volunteers, (youth and active seniors), EGPL will present inter-generational programs for senior groups and school classes designed to stimulate the 5 senses through memory sharing and oral storytelling. Volunteers will create the program together using guidelines and materials provided. There may also be a media component as we will be recording the events. If you are interested in volunteering, as a youth over 14 years or as an active senior, please contact Sharon at 905-473-2472, or s[email protected], or leave your contact information at the library.
Santa Claus Parade
Join the Library at the East Gwillimbury Santa Claus Parade! Assist with float set up and take down or join our parade march. Missed volunteering for the Parade this year? Check back in Late September / Early October next year.
Search the York Info Community Information and Volunteer Database for more volunteer opportunities in our area.