In 2019,The Selwyn Public Library had 170+ volunteers who contributed 18,265 hours to our community. Our 3 New-To-You Stores had 58 volunteers who contributed 5,216 hours to our community.

Your community would not be the same without the hard work and dedication of these wonderful volunteers.

We are delighted that you are interested in volunteering at our library.  We  have many different tasks in the library and would like to make the best use of your special skills & talents.  We ask you to print out and complete an application form and submit it to the place you wish to volunteer.  Prior to final acceptance, all applicants must provide  an original Criminal Records Check. 

Library Positions

Library Volunteer Application 

  • Circulation and renewal of library items  
  • Reservations of library materials for patrons
  • Process new memberships
  • Contact patrons regarding overdue materials
  • Shelve returned items
  • Shelf reading and straightening
  • Catalogue new items
  • Repair materials
  • Help others with Internet computers
  • Assist patrons in locating materials
  • Perform inter-library loan duties

Fundraising (New-to-You stores, Book Sales, etc.)  

Book Sales

Volunteers are need for our book sales. Some of the duties include: sorting, display, day-of support, and clean-up. To volunteer at a book sale, please contact the branch librarian. 

Bridgenorth Library: Email Heather or call 705 292-5065

Ennismore Library: Email Sarah or call 705 292-8022

Lakefield Library: Email Kacie or call 705 652-8623

The Causeway Treasure Trove 

Sells gift ware as well as good quality clothing and is located on Ward Street next door to the OPP office. Proceeds from this site are  divided equally with Community Care Chemung. 

Apply to volunteer: Causeway Treasure Trove Application Please check in the box "New To You" and enter the name of the store in the comments section.


The Thrift Shop 

Located in the former Ennismore Municipal Building in the Ennismore Recreation Complex where good quality used clothing is sold.  Proceeds from this site are divided equally with Community Care Chemung. 

Apply to volunteer: Ennismore Thrift Store Application Please check off the box "New To You" and enter the name of the store in the comments section.


Renewed Classics

Located in the former Lakefield Municipal  Building, sells good quality used clothing and small household items. All proceeds from this site benefit the library. 

Apply to volunteer: Renewed Classics is closed for 2020. If you are interested in volunteering when the store re-opens, contact Kacie, Lakefield Branch Librarian, by phone at 705-652-8623 or email Kacie. 

Youth Volunteers

Youth who have completed grade 8 can accumulate volunteer hours by helping our children's summer program coordinator run the TD Summer Reading Club. The program runs from July to the end of August. 

Apply to volunteer: Youth Volunteer Application Form 

What Our Volunteers Say...

  • Being new to the community, I found volunteering to be a great way to make new friends!
  • It's a great way to give something back to your community.
  • I love having the opportunity to see the new materials when they first arrive.
  • It's a great way to gain new skills in a welcoming environment.

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