Careers and Volunteering


Interested in working at the Region of Waterloo Library? All library job opportunities are posted by the Region of Waterloo.

For more information about available positions and how to apply for them visit the Region of Waterloo's website.

Volunteering at the Region of Waterloo Library

The Region of Waterloo Library accepts both youth (14-17 years) and adult (18+) volunteers. RWL has library branches in the four rural townships of North Dumfries, Wellesley, Wilmot and Woolwich.

Region of Waterloo Library volunteers:

  • Earn valuable work experience
  • Gain a sense of satisfaction by serving their community
  • Acquire new skills and knowledge
  • Meet new and interesting people with shared interests
  • Support life-long learning and literacy in Waterloo Region

When available, current opportunities are listed below. Please review the assignment description for more details about the qualifications and the time commitment.

Please note that not all library branches may have volunteer positions available, and that the positions listed may not be available at all locations.

What is it Like to Volunteer?

Once matched to an available position, volunteers receive an orientation to the library, an outline of duties, and a set schedule. A time commitment of approximately one to three hours per week is required, depending on the volunteer job description.  

Becoming a Volunteer

  1. Review the qualifications for a volunteer position.
  2. Share your skillset by completing our Volunteer Application. The application link will appear when there are available opportunities listed above.

Police Records Checks are required for positions working with children, seniors or vulnerable individuals.

Our Screening and Selection Process

  • We appreciate everyone's interest in volunteering; however, we have a responsibility to take reasonable measures to ensure volunteer engagement is safe and appropriate.

  • Applications will be reviewed to ensure there is a good match between the volunteer's interests, skills and availability and the position requirements.
  • We will contact individuals and invite them to an interview based on the match between the volunteer's interests, skills and availability and available positions.
  • Upon completion of a successful interview, applicants are required to provide two references.
  • Individuals will then receive notification about the next steps in the process.

Thank you for your interest in volunteering at the Region of Waterloo Library.

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