Volunteer Opportunities

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

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.

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 starting November 13, 2021 and return your bedazzled, cheery notes to the Library by Saturday December 4th at 5:00pm and earn 1 hour of Community Service for every 4 cards completed. (Note: there are a limited number of kits available!)

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 and Movie Reviews

Readers rejoice and cinephiles celebrate! You can earn community service hours by completing book and movie reviews! Reviews must be between 150 and 400 words and for titles available in the Library’s catalogue. You’ll earn 1 hour of community service per 100 pages read OR 1 hour of community service per movie. After staff approval, accepted reviews will be available on the Library’s catalogue. Find out more and submit your reviews here.

Youth Connex Committee

The purpose of Innisfil YCC is to virtually connect local youth, encourage input, and develop initiatives to enhance youth opportunities within Innisfil. This is your chance to make a difference! Have questions? What to join? Contact Jodi, Recreation Coordinator at jlongland@innisfil.ca.

Sustainable Food Champions

In this circular food program, you will gain food preparation skills and learn about the environmental impacts of food waste while preparing food for the Innisfil Community Fridge. Participants will prepare bread, pretzels, crackers, soups, stews, and vegetable sides, and more, using upcycled spent grains from the brewing process and produce seconds from local farms. Running Wednesday’s from 3:30 – 5:30pm, November 10-December 15 at the Horodynsky Community Kitchen at the Rizzardo Health & Wellness Centre, you can earn 2 hours of community service each week that you participate! Register here or contact Sara Corcoran, Our Health Associate, at scorcoran@innisfil.ca.

What’s Cooking, Innisfil?

Tech-savvy teens with an interest in cooking are invited to participate as a “Host Chef” for the virtual cooking program, What’s Cooking, Innisifl? As a host chef, students select their own recipe, and then film and edit a virtual cooking demonstration to be shared on our YouTube Channel. Participating high school students will earn 7 volunteer hours upon successful completion of their cooking video. Applications can be found here to be a Host Chef. Want to know more? Contact Sara Corcoran, Our Health Associate, at scorcoran@innisfil.ca.

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!

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