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Volunteer Opportunities

Pickering Public Library has an exciting new volunteer opportunity!

Are you interested in technology and have excellent organizational skills? We are currently accepting volunteer applications for a Maker Space Assistant. Applications to be received from Oct 15th - Oct 29th.

Volunteer FAQ Sheet

Answers to questions commonly asked about our volunteer opportunities.
*All volunteer hours can be credited to high school community service hours.

1. Where do I send my application?
The current application window is closed. **Note: For the Maker Space Assistant position, information on where to send your application is included in the position posting.**

2. How long after I submit my application until I hear from someone?
Someone will get in touch with you within 7 business days. **Note: For the Maker Space Assistant position, only applicants who have been selected for an interview will be contacted after the position posting has closed.**

3. How long does it take to get a police check?
Approximately two weeks if you visit the Pickering police station. There is same-day service at Whitby Regional Police Headquarters (inside the Region of Durham Building), 605 Rossland Road East, Whitby, third floor. Open weekdays from 8-5pm. Durham Regional Police Services

4. Do I need to get a police check before sending my application?
No, fill out the application first. You will then be sent a letter for a discounted police check.

5. How much does it cost to get a police check?
$20 with the letter for a discount

6. Can I apply to more than one position?
Yes! Please apply to as many as you want.

7. Is there an age restriction for volunteering?
All volunteers must be at least 13 years old. For the Teen Advisory Group, volunteers must be between grades 8-12.

8. I don’t live in Pickering, am I still eligible to apply to volunteer at the library?
Due to the popularity of the program and the volume of applications we receive, as of January 2017 our volunteer program only supports applications from residents of Durham Region. Applications from individuals outside of Durham will not be reviewed or considered.