The Human Library of the Bibliothèque de Beaumont Library creates opportunities for individuals to feel personal satisfaction while performing a valuable service to the community. Examples of volunteering include prep of materials needed for programs, cleaning, reading with ESL learners, assisting at special events as needed; setting up tables & chairs, serving food, clean up, and more. 

A volunteer is a person who performs tasks for the library without wages, benefits, or compensations whose duties generally include providing support services to staff and/or working on special projects.  The minimum age requirement is 16 years old, though we do have ‘program buddies’ for children, Gr. 6 up, needing hours for their school or church projects.

Prior to being assigned to a volunteer position, all volunteers will complete a form to ascertain their suitability and interest for the position.  Volunteers are required to procure a security clearance check from the local RCMP office. There is no charge for this, when it is accompanied by a letter of request, from the Library.

Volunteers are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of all propriety or privileged information which they may be exposed to while serving as a volunteer, whether this information involves staff, volunteers, patrons, or other persons, or involves the overall business of the Library. 

The Library will, upon request from the volunteer, provide a letter confirming the volunteer’s contribution, as needed.

All personal information is collected for internal purposes only.  All information is collected under the authority of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.  Volunteer records will be kept in a secure location.

For any further information, please contact meghan@beaumontlibrary.com