The Côte Saint-Luc Public Library has several rewarding volunteering opportunities. Find out more below.

I am an adult interested in volunteering

Home Library Services

Deliver library materials to library members who are unable to some to the library. This is one of the most important services offered by the Côte Saint-Luc Public Library. You will make a big difference in the community in a short amount of time.
Commitment: minimum 2 hours per week or on call
Time of day: weekdays before 3:30pm

Garden Maintenance

Whether you are an avid gardener or a new gardener, help plant, weed, water, and share a love of gardening with the community in the library’s demonstration garden.
Commitment: no specific commitment
Time of day: based on need

Library Ambassador

Contribute your ideas and help plan special events and library programs. Help promote the library and spread the word in the community. You’ll have fun, meet different people and spend time at the library.
Commitment: no specific commitment
Time of day: based on need

General

Help the library keep organized and up to date with material maintenance. Help straighten shelves and check and clean DVDs and audiobooks.
Commitment: no specific commitment
Time of day: based on availability

Suggestions?

Do you have skills that you feel could benefit the library? Do you have an idea for a program or a course? Do you feel there is something lacking in the community that you could offer? Suggest your own volunteering ideas.

For more information about our volunteer programs and to learn how you can help please contact Justin Burnham, Library Express and Community Outreach Coordinator, at jburnham@cotesaintluc.org or 514-485-6900, ext. 4701.

We thank all our wonderful volunteers for all their hard work toward helping the library to make a difference in the community!

I am a teen (12-17 years old) interested in volunteering

Great! You must be a member of the library to be eligible for volunteering. Click here for our application, or come pick one up in the Children’s Department.

Early Teen Volunteer Program
Ages 12-13

Come lend a hand once a week at the library. You’ll get to do things like prepare crafts and tidy the shelves.

Time commitment: One hour per week for at least 6 weeks.

Teen Advisory Group (TAG)
Ages 13-17

Teens, we need your advice! Become a member of TAG. Attend regular meetings to tell us what you want to see at your library, or come lend a hand with our programs and help build leadership, communication, and organizational skills.

Time Commitment: Teen Advisory Group will meet once a month. You are expected to come to each meeting. There will also be additional volunteering opportunities, sent to you via e-mail, so you must have an active e-mail account to join.

Peer-to-Peer Reading Buddies
Ages: 13-17

 Help an elementary school student discover the joys of reading by becoming a reading buddy!

Time Commitment: There will be a training session* for Peer-to-Peer Reading Buddies. You will then be matched with a younger student, and will meet with them regularly on a set day and time, one hour per week for at least 4 sessions, with the option to continue.

*Next training session: Wednesday, December 7 from 4-5:30 pm

Still have questions?
Bronwen Cathey, Early Literacy and Teen Services Coordinator, is happy to answer them! You can e-mail her at bcathey@cotesaintluc.org, or call her at (514) 485-6900 ext. 4121.