Volunteer Opportunities

Check out all of the ways students can earn Community Service Hours at the Innisfil ideaLAB & Library!

Warm Wishes Make Warm Hearts

Share warm wishes and holiday greetings this winter. Teens are invited to earn Community Service Hours by writing holiday cards to seniors. Pick up a free card making kit at your local Library and return your bedazzled, cheery notes to the Library by Saturday December 12th at 5:00pm and earn 1 hour of Community Service for every 4 cards completed. (Note: there are a limited number of kits available!)

Senior Pen Pal Program

This program connects teens with seniors right in our community who need a meaningful connection as much as you do. Create and decorate a letter to send to a new friend. Share your experiences and learn about others. A minimum commitment of 3 letters is required. For each letter you write, you’ll receive one hour of community service, AND you’ll make someone’s day! Submit your application form and an introductory letter today to participate. Letters and forms must be dropped off at your local branch (in the dropbox) or emailed directly to Amy at aeastwood@innisfilidealab.ca.

Crafting for Humanity

Learn a new skill and give back to those in need in our community! From mask-making to scarf creation, and plenty of projects in-between, get Community Service hours as you learn new skills and create products that will be donated to vulnerable populations. No experience necessary! Register now!

Teen Book Reviews

Readers rejoice, you can earn community service hours by completing book reviews! Reviews must be between 150 and 400 words and for titles available in the Library’s catalogue (you will receive 1 hour of community service per 100 pages read. In other words, a 250-page book reviewed will earn you 2 hours of community service). After staff approval, accepted reviews will be available on the Library’s catalogue. Find out more and submit your reviews here.

Bilingual Storytime

Do you speak another language and love reading to children? We are looking for talented, responsible secondary school students to enhance our Drop-in Storytime experience! Volunteers will collaborate with Library staff to prepare special, bilingual video storytimes! These storytimes will feature reading, talking, or singing in whatever language you can share. Complete the Community Service Application noting your interest in this program and email it directly to Amy at aeastwood@innisfilidealab.ca.

General Application

Not sure how you want to get involved? Return a completed Community Service Application Form to your local branch. Staff will contact you when opportunities match your skills and interests!