Get Involved

Want to help support the Vancouver Public Library? There are several ways you can get involved:

Become a Member

Become a member by visiting book’mark or any VPL branch and buying a Friends membership for $5. Or by clicking here!!

Membership Benefits

  • The satisfaction of supporting the Vancouver Public Library!
  • A discount at book’markThe Library Store
  • Additional exclusive member discounts events at book’mark
  • Access to volunteering opportunities
  • Invitations to special members-only programming
  • Voting privileges at the annual general meeting

Volunteer

We love volunteers! Our volunteers are a wonderful group of people with diverse backgrounds, who all share a common love of libraries and reading.

If you are a Friend (member) of the Vancouver Public Library already, we invite you e-mail us a resume and a note about your interests. Please note that as we are an entirely volunteer-run organization it may take some time to get back to you. We may also contact you with opportunities based on the volunteer interests that you check off when you become a member.

If you are not a Friend (member) yet – consider joining us.

Please note that all volunteers must be 18 years or older.

Volunteers with Friends of VPL help with our many fundraising activities and with the running of the Society. Although volunteers do not work in the Library, they contribute to the programs, collections and activities of the VPL.

Some examples of the work our volunteers do for Friends of the Vancouver Public Library:

Work in book’mark The Library Store - Recruiting
Help us run our used book sales - Recruiting
Book sorting for the used book sales - Recruiting


Help us with fundraising - Recruiting
Volunteer Coordination

Current Opportunities

From time to time we recruit volunteers for specific positions. Current opportunities will be listed here.

Donate

Since its founding, Friends of the VPL has donated over $750,000 to the Vancouver Public Library. You can donate one-time or monthly. Please contact us to set up a monthly donation or donate here.

Funds from the Friends of the VPL support programs and initiatives such as:

  • Writer in Residence
  • Writing and Book Camp
  • Furniture, artwork, supplies and games for library branches

For the complete list of Friends funded initiatives check out last year’s report, Donations and Fundraising 2017.

Tell Your Friends!

If you love the Vancouver Public Library, tell your friends about it! Friends of the VPL works to support and promote the library in our community and to raise funds for special projects and library initiatives. So share your experiences of VPL – and encourage others to use and support the library and the work of Friends of the VPL.