Volunteering at RHPL

Are you a high school student looking for a volunteer opportunity?

We've got you covered!

There are many volunteer positions available for teens at Central Library, Richmond Green Library, Richvale Library and Oak Ridges Library.

Please note: Due to the high volume of applications, RHPL volunteers must be a high school student, and must either live in Richmond Hill or attend high school in Richmond Hill.

To apply for any of the following opportunities, please fill out our online application.

Online Volunteer Application Form

The Library thanks all who apply to be an RHPL volunteer. Due to the high volume of applications we receive, however, only those selected for an interview or position will be contacted.

Volunteer Positions

Reading Buddies

What: Read and play literacy-based games with kids!
When: Year-round
Where: Central (During the school year), Richmond Green (year-round) and Oak Ridges (year-round)

English Mentors

What: Lead our Summer English Speaking Club for Newcomer Youth. You should be a long term resident of Richmond Hill who has grown up in Canada. Or, provide administration and technical support as an Admin Assistant.
When: August only
Where: Central

Homework Help Buddies

What: Teen volunteers will be partnered with a newcomer student in Grade 4/5/6/7/8 and help them with their homework during weekly meetings that last an hour each.
When: During the school year
Where: Central

Local History Project

What: Teen volunteers work as a team with a librarian to conduct research around a broad topic. The intention of the project is to narrow the focus and pull sources and content from the Library's local history collection to share with the public in a series of displays in the fall.
When: Summer
Where: Central

TAG: Teen Advisory Group

What: Discuss ways to make the Library a great space for teens. You must work well in groups and commit to attending meetings at the Library every other Saturday afternoon.
When: During the school year
Where: Central

On-Call Volunteers

What: Help out in the Library from time to time on an on-call basis. Assist with puzzles, prepare crafts or help out at special programs and events. Teens will be contacted by email when help is needed.
When: Year-round
Where: Central, Richvale, and Richmond Green

STEAM Coaches

What: STEAM = Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math! Work with students and children to learn emerging technologies like 3D printing, virtual reality, green screens, app creation software, digital design, coding, and LEGO robotics.
When: Year-round
Where: Central

Library Maker Crew

What: Become a master event planner with our Library Maker Crew! You will help the Library create a wide range of public programs from start to finish. Each session brings new projects to complete so things will always be fresh!
When: Year-round
Where: Richmond Green

Tech Tutors

What: Be part of our Computer Buddies program that pairs you with an older adult to teach basic computer, Internet, and email skills for one hour a day on selected weeks throughout the year. You must be patient, understanding, and have excellent communication and computer skills.
When: Year-round
Where: Central

Applications will be kept for six months only.
Questions?  Email us: uasked@rhpl.ca