Volunteers

The Volunteer Programme at the Township of Uxbridge Public Library offers a variety of opportunities for individuals to participate in a valuable service to the community. We welcome applications from all interested individuals who are 14 years of age or older. Students are welcome to apply. Review the positions listed below to see if there is something suitable for you. A full description is available by clicking on the position title.

Volunteers are Very Important to Us!

As per our Volunteer Policy:

  1. Volunteers who donate their knowledge, expertise, and time will contribute to the enhancement of the library’s services.
  2. Volunteers will supplement the duties of paid Township of Uxbridge Public Library employees, but will not usurp the duties normally performed by paid employees.
  3. Volunteer participation at the Township of Uxbridge Public Library will help members of the public to become familiar with our function and services.

Adopt-A-Shelf Reader

Must be 14 years of age or older.

Join our team of dedicated volunteers who help keep our shelves tidy and materials in order. This position requires an individual with organizational skills who can make a commitment of two hours per week.

Data Entry for Genealogy

Must be 14 years of age or older.

The Genealogy/Local History Room contains a wide variety of newspapers, books, and other materials on various aspects of the Township of Uxbridge history and culture. The person in this position will enter data found in the Uxbridge Star and Uxbridge Times Journal into an Excel Spreadsheet to create an index.

Indexer for Genealogy

Must be 14 years of age or older.

The Genealogy/Local History Room contains a wide variety of newspapers, books, and other materials on various aspects of the Township of Uxbridge history and culture. The person in this position will prepare an index of vital records found in the Uxbridge Star and Uxbridge Times Journal. Some years are on microfilm.

Visiting Library Service

Delivery of Library Materials to Versa Care

Must be at 16 years of age or older.

Library patrons who are not able to visit the Library in person due to age, illness or physical disability welcome our VLS volunteers who deliver library materials right to their door. Volunteers also drop off books to health care institutions. If you would like to be a valuable link in this service and can give about two hours of your time every 3 weeks, please contact us.

Book Sale Helpers

Must be 14 years of age or older.

The Friends of the Library have two book sales per year and need help setting up the book sale tables.

To apply for any of the positions listed above, pick up an application form from any of the service desks at the library or print a copy and return it to the library.

Feel free to contact the Chief Executive Officer, Alexandra Hartmann at 905-852-9747 ext 26 or by email at ahartmann@uxlib.com for further information.