Category Archives: Employment – Volunteer

Wikipedia Library Virtual Coordinator

We are seeking 1-2 students to act as 1lib1ref Coordinators. This involves assisting in the planning and execution of 1lib1ref, an annual campaign that calls on librarians around the world to add a single citation to Wikipedia. This position is a virtual part-time volunteer role starting as soon as possible and running through early February. Students will, in cooperation with The Wikipedia Library team and participating librarians, assist in outreach, messaging, social media engagement, and reporting. They will draft blog posts and craft social media messages. If interested, they may also participate in supporting participants on Wikipedia; training is available for those without editing experience. Interested students should apply at

Editor-in-Chief, Partnership: The Canadian Journal of Library & Information Practice & Research


Partnership is accepting applications for the Editor-in-Chief position. This is a volunteer position for a 3-year term.

Partnership is the journal of Canada’s national network of provincial and territorial library associations.The journal promotes the exchange of ideas about libraries, librarianship, and information science among practitioners across all library sectors. This is a Canadian, open access journal publishing double-blind peer-reviewed research and editorially-reviewed articles and opinion pieces.

Partnership is an entirely volunteer-run enterprise. It is hosted at ScholarsPortal.

The duties of the Editor-in-Chief include:

  • Leading the editorial team in the production of 2 issues annually.
  • Providing strategic direction in collaboration with the editorial team.
  • Liaising with Partnership, Canada’s national network of provincial and territorial library associations.
  • Promoting the journal to authors and readers across library sectors.
  • Recruiting new members for the editorial team as required.
  • Setting the agenda and chairing the annual editorial team meeting at the Ontario Library Association Super Conference in Toronto (late January/ early February)

The workload of this position will vary according to the publication schedule but will require approximately 12 hours per month.


This position is an excellent opportunity to expand your professional experience and establish your record in editing, and web publishing within a collaborative environment. The Editor-in-Chief maintains contact with library workers across the country developing a wide network of colleagues in the process.

The incumbent meets with the Partnership network members semi-annually in Toronto with partial expenses (including registration at the annual Ontario Library Association Super Conference) generously covered by the Ontario Library Association.


We are looking for a well-organized, innovative and energetic individual who is dedicated to expanding the reach, relevance, and rigor of Partnership. Applicants must be a member in good standing of one of the provincial or territorial library associations.

  • Applicants will demonstrate the ability to work in a highly collaborative virtual environment with a team of volunteers.
  • Strong written communication skills is imperative.
  • Record of networking within the Canadian library community through library association or other library-related work is essential.
  • Experience with the peer review process as an author and/or peer reviewer and/or editor is essential.
  • Knowledge of current trends in library & information science and journal publishing is essential.
  • Experience with Open Journal Systems is an asset.
  • Ability to communicate in writing in French an asset.

Application Procedure:

Interested applicants should submit applications to Partnership at by November 3, 2017.

Each application should include:

A statement of interest indicating your interest in the position and relevant experience.

Starting date is flexible.

Questions about the Editor-in-Chief position or about the application procedure should be directed to

Volunteer Student Archivist

Project description

Founded in 1995, Ecotrust Canada has a substantial collection of paper records on site in our Head Office in Vancouver, as well as in off-site storage. The majority of these records have been catalogued but work is required to organize, sort and review the collection, evaluate against a set of criteria and make decisions about what to do with each record.

We are seeking a volunteer student archivist or librarian to assist with:

  • Reviewing the current system, records management policy, and documentation.
  • Updating as necessary, to assist staff on proper searching, filing, retention and disposal procedures, moving forward.
  • Organizing the file records into logical program and departmental areas.
  • Assessing the archival value of stored and on site materials.
  • Making recommendations for digitization processes. If time permits, scanning documents and other assets for electronic archiving, where applicable (i.e. following a search to confirm digital versions exist; and contingent on value determined).


  • Experience with organizing, assessing and archiving materials
  • Excellent analytical and archival skills
  • Some experience with digitization of records
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Creative problem solver and good attention to detail
  • Capable of working independently, while being a good team player
  • An interest in the work of Ecotrust Canada is an asset

Support and Supervision

The student volunteer will be supported and supervised by Lianne Payne, Operations Manager for Ecotrust Canada. This will include regular feedback and one-on-one work.

Impact at Ecotrust Canada

Given the value our staff team places on our archival material as records of the work that has been completed over the past 20 plus years, the work the student contributes will be deeply appreciated. Any direction and informed, professional guidance the student can offer in ensuring proper handling and records management going forward will have a positive, long-term impact.

Time Commitment

We anticipate that this work could be completed over 100 hrs (4-8hrs/week).


To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to – with Volunteer Student Archivist in the subject line.

Library and Archives Posting Ecotrust Canada Sept 2017

Read to Succeed Volunteer – Frontier College

Purpose: “Read to Succeed” is a literacy intervention program, sponsored by Frontier College and delivered to Oak Tree and General Pediatric Clinics.

Oak Tree Clinic provides healthcare services to a high-risk population of families affected by HIV, through the BC Women’s Hospital. BC Children’s General Pediatric Clinic provides services for children with complex medical and psychosocial problems, and children with chronic illnesses.

This literacy program refers trained volunteers and donates a variety of new, good quality books to all children who attend the clinic and are interested in taking home free books. Read to Succeed Volunteers read aloud with children in the clinic waiting room once a week.


  • Read to children waiting for appointments.
  • Pick up new books from Frontier College to distribute at the clinics (not a requirement, only if volunteer has a car).
  • Assist with special projects from time to time such as organizing books or creating posters promoting literacy in a health setting.

Skills, Attitudes, Knowledge:

  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Cultural awareness and sensitivity
  • Experience working with children

Relationships/ Liaison: Health Literacy Information Specialist provides onsite supervision. The Frontier College coordinator provides referrals, initial training and feedback at the end of each semester.

Time Commitment: # hours: Term: Peak Time: 10:00-1:00 or 1:00-4:00 on a weekday 3 hour shift 1 semester commitment


  • General Hospital Orientation provided by Volunteer Resources
  • Full day training provided by Frontier College (8 hours)
  • Volunteer orientation and FSRC tour
  • Introduction and tour with Health Literacy Information Specialist (1 hour)

Benefits and Challenges:

Benefits: Gain experience in a specialized library and a health care setting, while promoting literacy.

Challenges: Slow periods – depends on number of patients/families/supporters attending appointments each week.

Success Measures: Review with Frontier College coordinator 1x/semester

Read to Succeed. Volunteer.Frontier College.Assignment. 2017

Volunteer Student Archivist or Librarian

Lillooet Lake Estates (LLE) is a small, incorporated village on the northeast side of Lillooet Lake in the traditional territory of the Lil’wat People. LLE is  seeking a volunteer student archivist or librarian to create a digital archive of historic records. This will be a short-term volunteer project (~15 hours) with flexible hours, offering students the opportunity to apply knowledge of archiving practices and gain practical experience. The project will be overseen by a professional librarian who will provide guidance and support.

Project responsibilities include:

* Manage data and organize files

* Assess archival value of stored materials

* Sort and organize records, and prepare material for archiving

* Scan documents and other assets for electronic archiving

* Organize material for deposit or disposal

Desired qualifications are:

* Completion of some coursework in archives management

* Experience with organizing and archiving materials

* Strong organizational skills

* Ability to undertake self-directed tasks when necessary

* Ability to put content in WordPress sites.

If interested, please send a brief email describing your qualifications and interest to Alyssa Green,,and Gary Young,