Do what you love

And love what you do at your Library.

Library volunteers turn possibilities into realities. Whether you choose a program focused on newcomer settlement, literacy, creativity, or community, your contribution makes a difference in the daily lives of the community members we support together.

Curious? Read on for stories told by past volunteers and for more information about each volunteer-driven program.

Not sure yet? Reach out to our volunteer services manager by using the form below.

Apply or Inquire Now »

Volunteer Opportunities

Browse below by category or program. To learn more about each program, including locations and times, click on the program name and read on.

For teens only, visit our Teen Volunteer Opportunities, opens a new window information page.

Newcomer Settlement

For Adults

English Language Learning, opens a new window 
Tutor a newcomer in English language learning and build local cultural understanding.

English Conversation Groups, opens a new window
Facilitate group conversations for practicing English and help newcomers learn the nuances of daily life in Nova Scotia.

For Teens

Kids' Newcomers English Club, opens a new window
Lead a small group of school-aged kids in activities, games, and conversations to practice speaking, reading, and writing in English.


For Adults

Accessibility Advisory Committee, opens a new window
Take a seat at the table to help guide the Library toward increasing accessibility.

Food Access & Prep Teams, opens a new window
Join a small team to prep and serve delicious and nutritious snacks, or assist staff with cooking programs.

Home Delivery, opens a new window
Drive packages of Library materials to community members unable to visit the Library in person.

For Teens

Youth Progams & Events, opens a new window
Assist Library staff with delivering an assortment of programming to youth.

Society Shapers, opens a new window
Plan, pitch, and deliver your great ideas for positive change in your community.

Teen Advisory Council, opens a new window
Vie for a seat on the council to provide leadership in youth programming at Halifax Central.


For Adults

Children's Reading Support, opens a new window
Tutor a local youth to build confidence in reading and a love for written stories.

Literacy Help & Upgrading, opens a new window
Tutor adults to achieve personal goals in reading, writing, math, and/or technology.

For Teens

Leading Readers, opens a new window
Tutor a child to improve reading skills by using educational games and fun activities.

Video Gaming, opens a new window
Help kids with technology awareness and social skills through video games.


For Adults

Lou Duggan Creative Studio, opens a new window
Assist Library staff with running programming for all ages in all things creative.

Children's Program Assistant (Coming Soon!)
Assist Library staff with delivering an assortment of children's programming.

For Teens

Creative Doers, opens a new window
Paint, draw, knit, sew, glue, design, photograph, etc. for Library displays and projects.

Teen Media: Podcasts & Blogs, opens a new window
Record content, from interviews to reviews, for monthly podcasts and Library blog contributions.

Web Content, opens a new window
Select reading lists and other types of content for the Library's website.

Start Your Volunteer Journey Now

All paths lead to success. You can use the form below to connect with our volunteer services manager, Heather, or click on your chosen program above and fill out the attached form now. Also, applications forms are available at all branches.

About the Library volunteer process: It's easy! Apply to volunteer, attend an interview, and provide references. If you're 18 or older, you will also need to complete a criminal record check before you start volunteering.

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