Employment and Volunteering

Interested in working or volunteering at the library? You can view all available employment and volunteering opportunities below.

Employment Opportunities

Volunteer Positions

Event Assistant

What You’ll Do:

  • Assist library staff at major events- the tasks will vary but may include providing directions and assisting with setup and cleanup

What You’ll Bring to the Position:

  • A willingness to help out occasionally for several hours at a time
  • Flexibility and willingness to learn
  • A welcoming demeanour

Shelf Reader

What You’ll Do:

  • Make sure that our books are located in their intended locations

What You’ll Bring to the Position:

  • A great eye for detail
  • Great tolerance for repetitive work
  • A commitment to a set schedule of shifts (one shift weekly or biweekly)

Craft Preparer

What You’ll Do:

  • Help prepare materials for library crafts

What You’ll Bring to the Position:

  • Good coordination (cutting with scissors)
  • A willingness to help out when needed

Flyer Deliverer

What You’ll Do:

  • Deliver flyers/brochures to houses in Smiths Falls

What You’ll Bring to the Position:

  • Ability to walk long distances while carrying flyers/brochures
  • Available for several hours several times per year

Teen Advisory Board Member

What You’ll Do:

  • Provide valuable insight on teen programs and services

What You’ll Bring to the Position:

  • A commitment to attending monthly meetings
  • Lots of ideas
  • Lived experience as a teen in Smiths Falls or the Township of Montague

For more information about the Teen Advisory Board, please see the Teen Programs page.


General Requirements for Volunteers:

  • At least 14 years of age (except for the Teen Advisory Board which is for ages 13 to 18)
  • Willingness to undergo a vulnerable sector check if necessary for the position
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and to follow all library policies and procedures
  • Reliability

None of the positions suit you? Maybe you’d like to join the Friends of the Library?