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From April 16 to 22 2023, the Barrie Public Library will celebrate our volunteers during National Volunteer Week. This annual celebration is a time to thank and recognize our volunteers.

This year’s theme is Volunteering Weaves us Together. Our volunteers spend countless hours both inside and outside our branches ensuring the fabric of our community is strengthened. The actions of our volunteers, through sharing their time, talent, and energy, create a strong, interconnected, and vibrant community.

We are incredibly grateful for our 200+ volunteers. Their contributions are valued by everyone here at the Barrie Public Library and we're thrilled to see how their actions make an impact on our community’s overall wellness, both now and for future generations.

Our Program Assistant volunteers help individuals, both young and old, to develop skills, discover different perspectives, and gain connections.

Our Café volunteers not only raise funds for library projects, but they also provide a warm presence and a listening ear to those who stop by for a chat.

Our Visiting Library Service volunteer drivers connect patrons who can’t physically make it to the library, with the materials that keep them happy and entertained.

Our Administrative volunteers work alongside staff to support programs that are meaningful and create change.

So, from Sunday April 16th to Saturday April 22nd, if you see a Library volunteer in one of our branches, be sure to wish them a Happy National Volunteer Week and thank them for their time, talent, and energy.

How to become a volunteer?

If you are interested in being a part of our incredible team of volunteers, we would love to hear from you! Some positions we're currently looking to fill include:

  • Weekday afternoon (2:30-5:30) and Sunday Café volunteers
  • Summer Children's Program Volunteers
  • Barrie Dragon Boat Festival Volunteers

To learn more and apply, please head to our Volunteer Webpage.



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