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Embrace the spirit of community engagement by volunteering with us! Be a valued part of our mission to inspire lifelong learning and enrich lives while gaining meaningful experiences in a welcoming and inclusive environment.

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Our Vision,
Mission & Values

Our Vision

We envision a thriving community that is multi-literate, engaged and welcoming to all.

Our Mission

We provide equitable access to lifelong learning and contribute to the wellbeing of all.

Our Values

  • Trust
    We are a trusted community resource for diverse information and perspectives where the needs and privacy of all are respected.
  • Equity
    We prioritize equity, access and inclusion in everything we do.
  • Joy of Discovery
    We spark and sustain a culture of creativity, innovation and self­-expression.
  • Future Readiness
    We support our community to address today's needs and tomorrow's potential.
  • Compassion
    We embrace the humanity in everyone and treat all with respect.
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Main in a wheelchair volunteering at a library

Why Volunteer at WPL?

Our volunteers assist with programs and events, provide Collections support, help select books for Visiting Library Service customers and more.

  • Enhance and develop valuable skills in a positive work environment.
  • Embrace opportunities to connect with your community including library staff, fellow volunteers and library customers.
  • Contribute to our mission of providing resources for lifelong learning and creating welcoming spaces for all.
  • Discover the magic! Learn more about what happens behind-the-scenes at a public library.

Current Openings

There are no current volunteer postings. Any future openings will be posted below.

Looking for other volunteer opportunities?

Explore diverse volunteer opportunities beyond the library in the vibrant Waterloo Region. Connect with local organizations, contribute to meaningful causes, and make a positive impact on our community by discovering a range of rewarding volunteer experiences tailored to your interests.

Have questions about volunteering with us?

We’re happy to answer any questions you might have about volunteering with WPL. You can reach us at 519-886-1310 ext.186 or by emailing us at