Current Volunteer Openings

Recruitment for volunteers is ongoing. If you are interested in applying to volunteer at any of our three library branches or the Makerspace, please contact your preferred location directly. Thank you for your interest. 

Bridgenorth Library: email Heather or call 705 292-5065.

Ennismore Library: email Sarah J. or call 705 292-8022. 

Lakefield Library: email Kacie or call 705-652-8623.

SPL Makerspace is seeking volunteers. A number of days/shifts available. A variety of tasks available. For more information, email Heidi or call 705 651-8601.

SPL Makerspace is accepting volunteers for our "Crafting for a Cause" team. This team will work on quarterly projects coordinated by the SPL Makerspace and a local organization/group. At the end of each quarter products will be donated. Interested? Email Heidi 

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

We are delighted that you are interested in volunteering with us.  We  have many different tasks in the library, Makerspace, and New-to-You stores. We ask you to print out and complete an application form (see below) 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

Makerspace Positions 


SPL Makerspace is looking for a full team of volunteers as we move towards opening our Makerspace. A variety of jobs are available. 


  • Create fun and useful products
  • teach others how to use a particular machine
  • assist with workshops 
  • General administrative duties


Makerspace Volunteer Application


Crafting for a Cause Volunteers


Love crafting and want to give back to the community/those in need?

Our team of "Crafting for a Cause" volunteers will work on quarterly projects coordinated by the SPL Makerspace and a local organization/group. 

At the end of each quarter products will be donated.

Interested? Email Heidi 


SPL Makershop Volunteers


The SPL Makershop is the perfect volunteer opportunity for those who love crafting and supporting the library. 

With the SPL Makershop, volunteers will make items that will be sold in the makerspace to raise fundraising dollars for the library & makerspace. All materials and supplies provided.

Interested? Email Heidi

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.

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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