Want to help support the Vancouver Public Library? There are several ways you can get involved:
Become a Friends of the VPL member
Become a member by visiting book’mark or by joining online!
Friends of the VPL Members receive for their $5 donation:
- A discount at book’mark, The Library Store
- Access to exclusive members-only events
- An e-newsletter, a quarterly update of all things Friends
- Access to volunteering opportunities
- Exclusive partner offers and discounts, coming Fall 2021
- Voting privileges at the Annual General Meeting
- The satisfaction of supporting the VPL!
Lifetime Members of Friends will receive all of the benefits above for a $500 donation and:
- Acknowledgment in our newsletter
- Recognition on our website and at book’mark
- A charitable donation receipt
Join online to become a member or support Friends further by becoming a lifetime member. We are excited to welcome you as a Friend!
For more information about becoming a lifetime member, please contact our general manager at 604-331-4040 or friends@friendsoftheVPL.ca
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 2019.
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.
Friends is always recruiting for the positions below. Please learn more about the position and follow the instructions to apply.
Tell Your Friends!
If you love the Vancouver Public Library, tell your friends about it! Share your VPL stories and experiences, and encourage others to use and support the library, and the support the work of Friends of the VPL by becoming a member, donating, or shopping at book’mark and our quarterly used book sales.