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Volunteers are not paid -- not because they are worthless, but because they are priceless.

How do I become a volunteer?

  • Ask for a Volunteer Information Package, which includes the application, at the main floor information desk at the Library, or,
  • Download the Volunteer Application form and email or drop off to the attention of Kate Schillings
  • Questions? Contact Kate Schillings, Manager of Volunteer Services directly at 519-271-0220, ext. 122, or

Current Openings

We are always accepting volunteer applications. Please complete the application package and contact Kate at or 519-271-0220 ext. 122.

Have you been thinking about volunteering?

 Share your time and talents with the Stratford Public Library in one or more of our rewarding volunteer assignments. 

We have assignments in a variety of areas, with a variety of time commitments.  Applications are accepted anytime and held for one year pending openings, so it’s always good to get yours in the mix. 

Volunteer assignments at the library include:

Weekly assignments:

  • library collection maintenance, including:
    • shelf-reading
    • book mending
    • audio/video collection maintenance
  • custodial support, including:
    • sorting/distributing recyclable materials
  •  technology support, including:
    • Tech Tutor Service

Programming Event support (weekly or episodic):

  • Children’s Programming:
    • Reading Buddies (4 eight week sessions per year)
    • Summer Programs (July/August):  at the library and select locations around Stratford
  • Teen/tween Programming, for example:
    • Sew Simple
  • Adult Programming, for example:
    • Let’s Do It Sessions
  • Makerspace Programming, for example:
    • Open Lab

​Library Outreach Services:

  • Visiting Library Service:
    • delivering library materials to patrons who cannot access the library in person

Orientation and training will ensure that your volunteer experience is productive, enjoyable, and rewarding.  Some positions require Background Checks, the cost of which will be reimbursed to you.

How do I get started?

  • ask for a Volunteer Information Package, which includes the application, at the main circulation desk at the Library, or,
  • click to download the Volunteer Application/Opportunities Portfolio, and drop it off/send it to the attention of Kate Schillings
  • questions?  Contact Kate Schillings at 271-0220, ext. 122, or by e-mail at