Volunteer Opportunities

OLA’s events and services are supported by dozens of volunteers in Ontario. Member involvement is vital to the success of the association.

OLA volunteers have the unique opportunity to engage with other members from around the province while impacting trends, issues and services available for library professionals. Volunteering with OLA is an investment in your career, which provides you with unique learning and leadership opportunities.

Volunteer opportunities can include being a member of an OLA committee, board or council; assisting with planning an OLA event, supporting library advocacy issues, assisting with OLA Publications, or helping with OLA events on-site. The possibilities are endless and ever-changing. Contact membership@accessola.com for more information.

OLA Statement on Staff and Volunteer Participation

We have several Volunteer Opportunities to choose from:
EventsForest of Reading OLA Board and General CommitteesOLA Publications Committees | Super Conference

Current Volunteer Opportunities:

Title

Eligibility

Description

Application

Deadline/Status

 Fund Development Committee  Must be an OLA member in good standing  Participate in and advise on fund development and fundraising strategies.   Contact Stephanie Pimentel, Director Operations or Keith Dozois, Operations Officer  Ongoing
 Forest of Reading Festival: Toronto, London, and Waterloo Festivals No eligibility requirement   Volunteering for the Festival  Apply online  Application open until positions have been filled
Blue Spruce Selection Committee (Forest of Reading)  

Must be an OLA member in good standing

 Select the annual nominated lists for  the Blue Spruce award program. Find  out more.

Apply online

 

Application open until positions have been filled

 
Yellow Cedar Selection Committee (Forest of Reading)  

Must be an OLA member in good standing

 Select the annual nominated lists for  the Silver Birch award program. Find  out more.  

Apply online

 

Application open until positions have been filled

Red Maple Selection Committee (Forest of Reading)  

Must be an OLA member in good standing

 Select the annual nominated lists for  the Red Maple award program. Find  out more.  

Apply online

 

Application open until positions have been filled

White Pine Selection Committee (Forest of Reading)

Must be an OLA member in good standing

Select the annual nominated lists for the White Pine award program. Find out more.

Apply online

Application open until positions have been filled

 Le prix Peuplier Selection Committee (Forest of Reading)  Must be an OLA member in good standing  Select the annual nominated lists for Le Prix Peuplier. Find out more.  Apply online  Application open until positions have been filled
Le prix Tamarac Selection Committee (Forest of Reading)

Must be an OLA member in good standing

Select the annual nominated lists for Le Prix Tamarac. Find out more.

Apply online

Application open until positions have been filled

 Le prix Mélèze Selection Committee (Forest of Reading)  Must be an OLA member in good standing  Select the annual nominated lists for Le Prix Mélèze. Find out more .    
Evergreen Selection Committee (Forest of Reading)

Must be an OLA member in good standing

Select the annual nominated lists for the Evergreen award program. Find out more.

Apply online

Application open until positions have been filled

 Silver Birch Fiction Selection Committee (Forest of Reading)  Must be an OLA member in good standing
 Select the annual nominated lists for the Silver Birch Fiction award program. Find out more
 Apply Online  Application open until positions have been filled
 Silver Birch Express Selection Committee (Forest of Reading)
 Must be an OLA member in good standing  Select the annual nominated lists for the Silver Birch Express award program. Find out more  Apply Online  Application open until positions have been filled
 OPLA Best Bets Committee  Must be an OLA member in good standing.  View the committee's page for Terms of Reference and more information.  Apply Online  Application open until positions have been filled.