Volunteering for YPRL

  

Volunteering is a great way to develop new skills, meet new people, and be involved in your community. Yarra Plenty Regional Library has a long and rich history of volunteering. We rely on the valuable support of volunteers throughout Banyule, Nillumbik and Whittlesea who bring vibrancy and a spirit of service to the library and our surrounding communities. Our volunteers are of all ages, and come from different cultural backgrounds and professions.

Our volunteers support Yarra Plenty Regional Library in a range of ways, including:

  • Library branch volunteering
  • Specialised program delivery
  • Learning support and tutoring
  • Home Library delivery service
  • Aged care facility programming partnerships


                         


Current Volunteering Opportunities

We are currently recruiting for the following volunteer roles at YPRL:

  • Reading Dog Volunteers
  • Code Club @ Whittlesea Library: Program Support Volunteer

Please see below for further information about each of these roles.


Reading Dog Volunteers

The Doggy Tales program is a successful literacy program for children at YPRL. Doggy Tales improves children’s reading and communication skills by employing a powerful method - reading to a dog. Doggy Tales are accredited companion animals who volunteer with their owner/handler as a team.

We are currently seeking compassionate and enthusiastic volunteer owner/handler teams for the Doggy Tales program across the following locations:

  • Diamond Valley Library
  • Ivanhoe Library
  • Watsonia Library
  • 4 x relief dog teams across each of our LGA’s (Nillumbik, Banyule and Whittlesea).

This is a wonderful opportunity if:

  • you are passionate about literacy development
  • own a dog that possesses excellent temperament and obedience
  • you are looking to give back to the community in meaningful ways

Ideal commitment for the volunteer role is in an ongoing capacity, for approximately two - 1 hour sessions per month. Doggy Tales runs after school hours usually starting at 3:30pm or 4:30pm. Possible expansion to weekends is being considered, depending on availability.

For more information on what is involved in becoming a Reading Dogs Volunteer, please view the role description and the information poster.

Expressions of Interest for these roles have been extended and now will close on COB Monday, 9th December.


Code Club @ Whittlesea Library: Program Support Volunteer

Whittlesea Library is looking to recruit enthusiastic volunteers to help support their new Code Clubs.

This is a great opportunity for you if:

  • you’re enthusiastic about encouraging children’s learning and problem-solving
  • you’re confident about using computers & iPads as well as possess basic coding skills
  • you want to share your skills

Volunteers will facilitate basic scratch code club for children aged 8+ on iPads. This program will run fortnightly for during school Terms 1 and 2, 2020.

Volunteers must be available fortnightly on Wednesdays between 3:30PM and 5PM.

We ask that you only submit an Expression of Interest for this position if you can meet the time commitment and schedule requests stated above. For more information on what is involved in becoming a Program Support Volunteer for Code Club at Thomastown or Whittlesea Library, please view the role description and the information poster.

Expressions of Interest for these roles have been extended and now will close on COB Monday, 9th December.


Not interested in our current recruitments?

We encourage you to fill out the Expression of Interest form. The volunteer team keeps your Expressions of Interest on file for up to 6 months. 

Visit Volunteering in the Community for more information about volunteering outside of the library.

For further enquiries, please contact the Volunteer Coordinator on 9088 3441 or by email at volunteers@yprl.vic.gov.au

Please note that Yarra Plenty Regional Library is a child safe and child friendly organisation. We are committed to ensuring the safety and well-being of all children participating in our programs and visiting our libraries. Child Safe Policy. 

All YPRL volunteers are required to complete volunteer Police and Working With Children Checks as part of the selection process.

See also: Volunteer Policy


We encourage you to consider filling out an Expression of Interest form below. The volunteer team keeps your Expressions of Interest on file for up to 6 months. If an opportunity becomes available that matches your interests and skills, our team will contact you.

Expression of Interest Form

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