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Volunteer Librarian

(Guelph Tool Library)

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Position ID: V-GUE3121 Last Modified: 03 Jan 2022 Last Full Update: 03 Jan 2022
Opportunity Details
Impact StatementA world where communities find joy in sharing
ContactSarah Dermer, Volunteer Coordinator, Guelph Tool Library; Phone: (519) 836-7909; Email: volcoordinator@guelphtoollibrary.org
DutiesLibrarians work a shift of at least one and a half to two hours in length. Duties include signing out tools, putting new items into inventory, and answering members questions. Librarians receive training and will partner with an experienced librarian to learn the role.
Sustainable Development GoalsNo Poverty ; Zero Hunger ; Affordable and Clean Energy ; Decent Work and Economic Growth ; Sustainable Cities and Communities ; Climate Action
BenefitsHelp guide the Guelph Tool Library as it grows to service more people in Guelph. The Guelph Tool Library is a newly formed organization that incorporated in August of 2019. Operating since 2016 it has over 500 members with an inventory of 800 tools. Since opening we have completed almost 8000 loans and diverted over 5000 kg of waste from landfill through our programming. The Guelph Tool Library has plans to grow and expand on the work it is currently doing around promoting a zero waste lifestyle, poverty reduction, and fighting climate change.
ClientsGuelph Tool Library members, anyone through our Repair Cafes, public events and partners.
Ages16 year(s) and up
Suitable ForAnyone ; Adults (18+) ; Seniors (55+) ; Highschool students ; Post-secondary students
Areas of InterestBuilding & Construction ; Gardening / Yard Work ; Library Services ; Maintenance / Repair ; Nature / Environment
Skills/ExperienceCommunication & Interpersonal Skills ; Customer Service ; General Computer Skills ; Self-Motivated / Work Independently ; Team Work
Commitment LengthMedium Term (4 months to 1 year) ; Long Term (More than 1 year)
Interaction LevelSolitary ; One-on-one ; Small Group
Minimum Hours2 / Week
Dates and TimesMonday: Afternoon, Evening 
Tuesday: Afternoon, Evening 
Wednesday: Afternoon, Evening 
Thursday: Afternoon, Evening 
Saturday: Morning, Afternoon
SeasonsYear Round
AccessibilityFully Accessible ; The Guelph Tool Library is located in the Old Quebec Street Mall.
Location55 Wyndham Street North, Unit T8
Number of PositionsGuelph 
 
10 individual(s) needed in total.
TrainingOrientation ; Training is provided ; Scheduled training ; Training on the job
TransportationNear public transit
Police CheckNot Required
Social MediaFacebook Facebook: www.facebook.com/guelphtoollibrary/
Instagram Instagram: www.instagram.com/gtoollibrary/
Twitter Twitter: twitter.com/gtoollibrary
Agency Details
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Organization NameGuelph Tool Library
Office Phone519-836-7909
E-Mailinfo@guelphtoollibrary.org
Websiteguelphtoollibrary.org
Address & Map
Old Quebec Street Shoppes
55 Wyndham St N, Unit 18A
Guelph, ON N1H 7T8
Mailing Address42 Carden St 
Guelph, On N1H 3A2