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The Southern Gulf Islands libraries are operated by staff and volunteers, under the governance of Board Members and the guidance and supervision of a Library Director.  The people you meet at the library’s front desk are supported by many Board members and staff/volunteers who help deliver library services to your community. Our volunteers enjoy the camaraderie of working together and helping patrons in an enriching library setting.

New volunteers are encouraged to apply to fill vacancies, as there are many ways to help your local library. Many of the tasks require an enthusiastic commitment, professional work standards, and ensuring patron privacy is maintained. Previous experience is not always required, and training may be provided as needed.

New Volunteer Opportunities

The following is a list of areas and tasks often handled by volunteers:


  • Board members


  • Fundraising with used book sales
  • Event programming
  • Book selection teams
  • Check-In and Shelving books
  • Book covering and repairing
  • Handling book donations
  • Homebound book delivery service
  • Building and garden maintenance

For further information, contact your local library staff or Chairperson. Volunteer application forms are available at the library or can be downloaded below.


Pender Island Library 

PIPL Volunteer Application

PIPL Board Trustee Application Package


Mayne, Galiano, Saturna, and Piers Community Libraries

Volunteer information and application form