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Surrey Libraries Is Looking For Home Delivery Volunteers

Home Delivery Volunteers

READ-Ability Services is looking for volunteers in our City Centre, Cloverdale, Guildford, and Strawberry Hill neighbourhoods. Home Delivery Volunteers are responsible for delivering library materials to homes and care centres.

Volunteers need to enjoy working with people, have enthusiasm for books and reading, and be able to work cooperatively and respectfully with seniors and persons with special needs. Additionally, volunteers must be:

  • 16 years of age or older
  • Physically capable of carrying bags of books
  • Have driver’s license and access to a vehicle. (Surrey Libraries do not reimburse volunteers for costs).
  • Able to commit 2-3 hours every 4 weeks for at least 1 year
  • Able to meet our screening requirements – including a Criminal Record Check, consent for Driver’s Abstract, reference checks, and interview
  • Good verbal and written English language skills

If you are interested, please fill out a Volunteer Application Form and drop it off at any library branch, or email to Ilona Stachura, Manager of READ-Ability, at

Source: Surrey Library 

Volunteering in Canada

Volunteering provides great opportunities for new Canadians to learn, practice and utilize their skills and knowledge. Learn more at this workshop. Some of the topics we will discuss include:

  • Benefits of volunteering
  • How volunteering complements your job search
  • What you can do as a volunteer and how to find volunteer opportunities in your community
  • Your rights as a volunteer

This workshop is presented in partnership with ISSofBC.

Register online, in person or at any BPL Information Desk or call 604-299-8955. For more details about this program, please call Fatoumata Niane at 604-395-8000 ext 1633 or email at