Join our Volunteer Program at The Blue Mountains Public Library. Take part in this rewarding experience and help others in your community. Volunteer to gain valuable experiences and skills while helping your community. You can become a volunteer if you are looking for long-term or short-term opportunities, if you are a teen, or a co-op student at high school, college or university, a retiree, or if there is a skill you’d like to share with your community. All volunteers are welcome at BMPL!

Let us know your interest in Volunteering

We are always accepting applications! But, if there is a specific role or tasks we are looking for help with, you'll find that here.

Volunteer Gardeners - 1-2 hours weekly or biweekly

Do you have a passion for gardening? We are looking for a couple of gardeners to stop by L.E. Shore weekly or biweekly during the growing season to help us take care of the Courtyard Garden and our NEW Native Pollinator Plants. Tools can be provided, however, if you have your own tools that's even better! If you'd like to help us out, please let us know. 

Volunteer Handyperson - Stain Muskoka Chairs

Our muskoka chairs in the L.E. Shore Courtyard are looking a little weather worn. If you're a handyperson, we'd love it if you could stop by L.E. Shore and give us a hand at cleaning and staining these chairs. This would be a one-time project, and could be completed based on your availability. Supplies would be provided. If you'd like to help us out, please let us know.

Prior to being interviewed for a Volunteer position, you are required to:

An orientation and information session will be provided before you begin your role. Some volunteer positions may require a Vulnerable Sector Check before starting.

Please note: All personal information collected is for internal purposes only and will be treated as confidential.

Here are a few ways volunteers have helped us. Whether you can volunteer regularly or only once, all volunteers are welcome.

ACC Member

Are you passionate about Arts & Culture? Join our Arts & Culture Council and help showcase artists both local and abroad, and provide guidance for art programming to the public.

College or University Co-op/Intern

Are you a college or university student looking for co-op or internship opportunities? The library’s a great place for you to build your skills and get professional experiences. We’ll work with you and your coordinator to provide relevant professional experience for your field of choice. We’ve worked with students invested in fields of: administration, business & entrepreneurship, education, arts & culture, marketing & design, and more. 

Content Creator

Do you enjoy taking photos with a DSLR or your smartphone? Do you enjoy creating social media posts with those photos? We’re looking for volunteers who like to take snapshots when we’re doing programs, events and outreach.

Event Volunteer

We have big plans in the works! These big events need volunteers with a variety of skills from great customer service, to helping people find their way through the event, to taking photos of others having a blast.

Free Income Tax Clinic Volunteer

Are you an Accountant, Bookkeeper or in school to become one? Our annual Free Income Tax Clinic helps our community file their simple income taxes. Connect with us in January for more details.

High School Co-op

We have lots of great opportunities if you’re in High School Co-op program. Let us know your skills and interests and we’ll help create a great program with you and your Teacher. We’ve worked with students looking to go into: administration, education, general, horticulture, health & medical services and more.

Homebound Volunteer

Help others keep connected with BMPL even if they can’t leave their house. Volunteer your time by driving library materials to Homebound patrons.

Library Champion

Are you a politically minded individual, who is passionate about GLAM (Gallery, Library, Archive & Museum) services? We’re looking for you who would be happy to speak on our behalf to neighbours and others. 

Museum Collections Assistant

Are you an organized person, who likes to sort information and objects into categories? Help with museum and archive collections through labelling, digitizing, and maintaining records.

Museum Research Assistant

Do you enjoy helping others with research and looking for new information? Help others by exploring our archives and library collections and creating self-directed aids for researchers.

Outreach Volunteer

Do you enjoy letting others know about the great things BMPL is doing? We’re looking for someone to come and help us at Outreach Events. You’ll help with set-up and let others know what’s happening at BMPL.

Program Prep Volunteer

Help our Library Specialists get ready for programs. This can be helping make photocopies, or getting craft supplies ready. It could even be as fun as test driving some of the STEAM activities!


Just for Teens! Teen Advisory Group (TAG) is a great way to connect with other teens, provide feedback on BMPL programs and services, and just have a great time! Gain Community Involvement Hours each time you join.

Tech Buddies

Are you a teen or young adult who is good with smartphones, computers, and other tech devices and enjoys teaching and showing others how to use them? Share your skills with others at the library who are looking to do basic things with their devices, like write an email, or how to use their new iPad or iPhone. 

Workshop Presenter

Do you have a skill or talent you’d like to share with others? Are you an expert or professional and you’d like to offer tips or tricks? If you have an idea or information that you’d like to share with others, we’d like to help you do that. You can volunteer to be a presenter and we’ll work with you and your idea!


Not seeing what you want to share with BMPL?

Come talk with us and let's see if what you can provide would be of help to your BMPL.