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The library has great resources for teens looking to contribute to the community and help in the library. These opportunities are a great way to earn volunteer hours!

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First LEGO League Jr. Team Mentor

Lead and coach team of 3 children between the ages of 7-10. Working with the assistance of Lead Mentors guide team members to explore a real world scientific topic, teams will make a motorized model of what they have learned using LEGO elements. Teams will create a team Show Me poster and get a chance to share their journey.


Sign up to volunteer today


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Program runs from September to June.


Teen Advisory Group (T.A.G.)

The T.A.G. meets twice a month and is a unique opportunity for teens 13-18 to help shape the programs and services offered by the library. The activities vary and are ultimately shaped by T.A.G. members' interests.


See our T.A.G. page for more information.




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Reading Buddies Mentor

Help a child strengthen their reading skills! This is a great opportunity for experience working with children in a 1-on-1 setting. Get to know your buddy, help them grow, see them get excited with their progress, and be a role model!


Mentors and buddies meet in the children's department for 1 hour each week. Each session runs for 10 weeks. Reading Buddies is a year-round program and volunteers are welcome to join at any time.


Download a volunteer application form here (file in pdf format). Volunteering with Reading Buddies involves an application, interview, and orientation process.


Please send all completed applications to


Chess in the Library 

Chess in the Library

Would you like to oversee chess matches at the Library?

We are looking for volunteers for the Chess in the Library program, which runs on Saturdays from 2-4 p.m.
Earn your community hours by overseeing matches and
giving beginner lessons. For more information on the Chess in the Library program visit www.chessinthe


Make your move.


Sign up today by contacting Susan at

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Volunteer in the Community

Looking for something else? There are lots of volunteer opportunities in Newmarket and York Region! Our volunteer database is a great way to find organizations looking for volunteers to fil very unique rolls. Look for specific organizations (Habitat for Humanity, Terry Fox Run, etc.) or search by area of interest (animals, sports, writing, etc.) 


See the York Info Community Information & Volunteer Database for more information.