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 launched 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 Stephanie Clare at (905) 836-6492 ext 115 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 mid October 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. Those interested in volunteering should contact Lyndsay at 905-473-2472 ext 117 or [email protected]
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]
Youth Task Force
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.
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 211 Ontario Database for more volunteer opportunities in our area.