Volunteer

The library offers select volunteer opportunities. For working at the library, please see our Careers section.

Home Delivery Volunteers

READ-Ability Services is looking for volunteers in City Centre, Cloverdale and Newton areas. Home Delivery Volunteers are responsible for delivering library materials to homes and care centres.

Volunteers need to enjoy working with people, have enthusiasm for books and reading, and be able to work cooperatively and respectfully with seniors and persons with special needs. Additionally, volunteers must be:

  • 16 years of age or older
  • Physically capable of carrying bags of books
  • Have driver’s license and access to a vehicle. (Surrey Libraries do not reimburse volunteers for costs).
  • Able to commit 2-3 hours every 4 weeks for at least 1 year
  • Able to meet our screening requirements – including a Criminal Record Check, consent for Driver’s Abstract, reference checks, and interview
  • Good verbal and written English language skills

If you are interested, please fill out a Volunteer Application Form and drop it off at any library branch, or email to Ilona Stachura, Manager of READ-Ability, at istachura@surrey.ca

Adult Literacy Tutoring

Become an adult literacy tutor with the Learn with a Friend Community Adult Literacy Program. Volunteers provide literacy/numeracy tutoring and support of adult learners on a one to one basis. Must be 19 years or older, have excellent English language skills, High School Graduation. For more information phone Eva Touzard at 604 596-7722 ext. 138 or email: eva.touzard@pics.bc.ca

The Partners Tutoring Program offers free one-to-one tutoring to adult learners. Volunteer tutors receive 15 hours of training and ongoing support. Minimum qualifications are fluency in English with excellent written and oral skills, High School graduation or equivalent, and must be 19 years of age. Phone 778-242-READ (7323) or email readswrs@gmail.com

Teen Volunteers

Become a Big Buddy with Reading Buddies. Applications open twice a year, spring and fall.

Join the Teen Library Council to become a youth ambassador for the library. Applications open once a year in summer.

Code Club Volunteers

Code Club volunteer spots are full for the September - December 2018 session. We made need additonal volunteers in the new year. Contact Kids Code Jeunesse for additional code volunteer opportunities. Code Club volunteers go to a local community venue for an hour a week and help children aged 8 - 12 learn to make games, animations and websites, using the Code Club resources. Volunteers must be 16 years or older and confident with computers but don't need to be coding geniuses. Learn more or email Erol Oclay at EOlcay@surrey.ca.

More Volunteer Opportunities

Participate and get involved in your community by volunteering with the City of Surrey.

Check out Go Volunteer and CharityVillage for opportunities across Canada.