Support the community we're all a part of by volunteering at BPL! We welcome applications from those 14 years of age or older.

Current Opportunities

Thanks to the overwhelming support from the community, we are not currently accepting volunteer applications. Please check back in the fall.

Additional volunteer opportunities in the Barrie area can be found by visiting our Information Barrie website.

Application Steps

Before you begin, please read the details outlined below:

Step 1 - Review the current opportunities (listed above) to see if you are interested in volunteering with the Barrie Public Library. 

Step 2 - To apply for a position, follow the volunteer application link associated with it. Complete the application form in full, and hit "Submit Application"

Step 3 - Carefully review the email that is sent to you once your application is received.

Steps 4-8 are for IN LIBRARY positions only

Step 4 - Ask two people who are not family or close friends to complete a Volunteer Applicant Reference Check for you. Paper copies of the reference check form can be picked up at either branch if needed.

 **If your references are not received within 1 month from the date you apply, your application may be deleted from our system.**

Step 5 - When your references are received, our Coordinator of Volunteer Resources will be in touch to schedule an interview. 

Step 6 - Once the interview is complete and if your interests, skills and availability align with one of our available opportunities, our Coordinator of Volunteer Resources will review the next steps. If you are 18 or older a letter and instructions may be provided in order to complete a police check.

Step 7 - Sign the volunteer waiver, upload it to your volunteer profile and complete the required online training. Documents and links to training will be provided at the end of your interview.

Step 8 - Once your police check is complete and returned to you (if one is required), contact our Coordinator of Volunteer Resources to set up your position specific training.

Volunteer Positions Currently on Hold

We strive to provide a variety of volunteer positions, and the list is always changing. To see a list of positions we’re currently trying to fill, see the top of this page.  

  • Café Customer Service
  • Children's Program Assistants
  • English Conversation Circle Facilitators
  • Teen Reviewer (October-May)
  • Visiting Library Service Volunteer Drivers

Additional volunteer opportunities in the Barrie area can be found by visiting our Information Barrie website