Volunteer Programs

You can help the Library by volunteering in a number of programs run by the Toronto Public Library. Take part in this rewarding experience and assist others in your community by volunteering today.

Limited transit fare assistance is available for library volunteers on request.

For volunteer enquiries, please contact volunteer@tpl.ca.

Adult Literacy

Help English-speaking adults improve their reading, writing, and basic math skills.
Learn more about Adult Literacy

Leading to Reading

Adults and teens are needed to help elementary school age children, on a one-to-one basis, who are struggling with reading and writing. Your role as a volunteer will help improve their learning skills, build their confidence and self-esteem.
Learn more about Leading to Reading

Teen Councils

Teen volunteers work with staff to enhance library service to teens.
Learn more about Teen Councils

COVID-19 Impacts

All Toronto Public Library volunteers are required to be fully vaccinated with a COVID-19 vaccine series, and will be required to show proof of vaccination before they can begin. For more information, please review TPL's mandatory vaccination policy which is available on our website.

Accessibility Statement

If you identify as a person with a disability or a person who is Deaf, and require this information in an accessible format, or an accessibility accommodation to participate in this program, please contact volunteer@tpl.ca or submit an accessibility supports request. Please contact us at least 2 weeks in advance.