Port Hope Public Library - Port Hope Branch

Volunteering & Employment

Volunteering & Employment

Volunteer Opportunities

The Library has volunteer opportunities for teens and adults. Some Library programs and services would not be possible without the generous support of our volunteers. Please contact Lisa O'Leary loleary@porthope.ca or 905-885-4712 ext 2627.

Homeschool Group Volunteers    We're looking for volunteers to read to, or be read to, by children in the Homeschool Group, every other Thursday at the Mary J Benson Branch. 

Youth Advisory Committee   Young people are invited to attend YAC which meets to provide input about services and programs for youth.

Library Board of Trustees

The Library Board is responsible for governance and policies for the Library. Members are appointed by Municipal Council.

Seeking new Library Board members

The Port Hope Public Library Board term is up and the Municipality is looking for new members to join the Board in providing governance and advocacy for the public library. Application may be made to the Municipality of Port Hope, 56 Queen Street, Port Hope ON L1A 3Z9

Basic requirements : Canadian citizenship, at least 18 years old and a resident of Port Hope. Applications should state: the name, address and qualifications of the applicant and any pertinent background information which may assist Council in its consideration.

Application forms are available at the Library and at www.porthope.ca/boards-and-committees

Home Deliveries

The Library offers delivery services to nursing home residents and house-bound patrons.

Please contact the Library for information about volunteer opportunities. library@porthope.ca

Employment Opportunities

Port Hope Public Library requires two post-secondary students to provide literacy and mathematics tutoring for our summer tutor program. Duties include promotion of the tutor program, providing tutoring for students in Kindergarten through grade 8 and program evaluation.  Tutors will be focused on meeting tutor program goals and objectives and developing individualized resources for students.  Positions are usually posted in May each year.  Contact Alison Houston ahouston@porthope.ca for more information.