The library offers select volunteer opportunities. For working at the library, please see our Careers section.

Adult Literacy Tutoring

Become an adult literacy tutor with the Learn with a Friend Community Adult Literacy Program. Volunteers provide literacy/numeracy tutoring and support of adult learners on a one to one basis. Must be 19 years or older, have excellent English language skills, High School Graduation. For more information phone Eva Touzard at 604 596-7722 ext. 138 or email: eva.touzard@pics.bc.ca

The Partners Tutoring Program offers free one-to-one tutoring to adult learners. Volunteer tutors receive 15 hours of training and ongoing support. Minimum qualifications are fluency in English with excellent written and oral skills, High School graduation or equivalent, and must be 19 years of age. Phone 778-242-READ (7323) or email readswrs@gmail.com

Home Delivery Volunteers

READ-Ability Services is looking for volunteers in the City Centre, and Cloverdale areas. Home Delivery Volunteers are responsible for delivering library materials to homes and care centres. Volunteers need to enjoy working with people, have enthusiasm for books and reading, and be able to work cooperatively and respectfully with seniors and persons with special needs. You can learn more on our news page or hear about the experiences of a retiring volunteer.

Teen Volunteers

Become a Big Buddy with Reading Buddies. Applications open twice a year, spring and fall.

Join the Teen Library Council to become a youth ambassador for the library. Applications open once a year in summer.

Join the Teen Book Review project. Want to read brand new teen books before they’re even published and get volunteer hours? Rate and review the book and let other readers know what you think! You get one volunteer hour per 100 pages you read and one extra hour for your review. Ask at your branch of Surrey Libraries. Sept 16-May 15.

Code Club Volunteers

Enthusiastic volunteers are needed to help run kids Code Clubs. Code Club volunteers go to a local community venue for an hour a week and help children aged 8 - 12 learn to make games, animations and websites, using the Code Club resources. Volunteers must be 16 years or older and confident with computers but don't need to be coding geniuses. Email Stephanie Baum at Stephanie.Baum@surrey.ca for more information or to volunteer.

More Volunteer Opportunities

Participate and get involved in your community by volunteering with the City of Surrey.

Check out Go Volunteer and CharityVillage for opportunities across Canada.