Public Library Volunteers

BooksVolunteers ages 13-18 are needed to help kids practice their reading in the Reading Buddies program and to help adults with new technologies in the Tech Buddies program.

Reading Buddies

For ages 13-18. If you like working with children, enjoy reading, are a fluent English speaker, and want to help emerging readers, we need you! Reading Buddies volunteers mentor children in Grades 1-4 with reading practice, literacy-based activities and fun. We provide training and, upon completion, a reference letter outlining your volunteer hours.

How to Register for Reading Buddies

1.Using our online program calendar, register for Reading Buddies: Teen Volunteers. You must be registered in one of these sessions to volunteer.

2. If you are new to Reading Buddies, register for a Big Buddy Training Session.

3. If you are new to Reading Buddies, complete a Teen Volunteer Referral Form and bring it to the training session.

Summer Reading Buddies: Schedule Sneak Preview

Registration begins June 15.

Volunteer Monday-Friday, 1:45-3:00 and/or 3:15-4:30 pm.

July 13-17: Central & Nellie McClung Branches

July 20-24: Juan de Fuca & Bruce Hutchison Branches

July 27-July 31: Saanich Centennnial & Esquimalt Branches

August 4-7: Central Saanich & Nellie McClung Branches

August 10-14: Saanich Centennial & Oak Bay Branches

August 17-21 Juan de Fuca & Nellie McClung Branches

Summer Reading Buddies Training for New Volunteers: Schedule Sneak Preview

Registration begins June 15.

Central Branch: Wednesday, July 8. 3:15-4:30 pm.

Nellie McClung Branch: Thursday, July 9.  3:15-4:30 pm.

Juan de Fuca Branch: Friday, July 10. 3:15-4:30 pm.

Saanich Centennial Branch: Wednesday, July 22.  10:15-11:30 am.

Nellie McClung Branch: Thursday, July 23.  10:15-11:30 am.

Tech Buddies

For ages 13-18. Tech Buddies connects teenagers with adults who want to know more about new technologies.  Use your savvy and skills on computers, tablets, smartphones, eBook readers, and other gadgets.  You will get to meet new people, practice your teaching skills, and earn volunteer hours.

How to Register for Tech Buddies

1.Using our online program calendar, register for Tech Buddies: Teen Volunteers.  You must be registered in one of these sessions to volunteer.

2. If you are new to Tech Buddies, register for Tech Buddies: Teen Volunteer Training.

3. If you are new to Tech Buddies, complete a Teen Volunteer Referral Form and bring it to the training session.

Summer Tech Buddies: Schedule Sneak Preview

Registration begins June 15.

July 14-17, 1:45-3:00 pm

Saanich Centennial Branch

Training for new volunteers:

Monday, July 13, 1:45-3:00 pm

 

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