Apply to become a FOPLA volunteer

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Up to 40 community involvement hours as a requirement for high school graduationA volunteer requirement for a college or university courseA work placement, practicum or internshipNone of the above


As part of the screening and placement process, all volunteers are required to submit the names of two references. Persons providing references must be over 18 years old and cannot be members of the immediate family.

Reference #1

Reference #2

Emergency Contact

Are there any allergies, physical limitations, disabilities, medical or health conditions that we should be aware of?


Have you ever been convicted of a criminal offence for which a pardon has not been granted?


Please Read Carefully

By clicking the Submit Application button below, I agree that I fully understand and consent to the following Release of All Claims and Waiver of Liability terms:

  • That I will not receive any remuneration, salary, wage, payment, or any employee benefits whatsoever, and I further understand that there is no employment relationship as a result of my volunteer activity. Further I understand that the Friends of the Ottawa Public Library Association (FOPLA) may, at its sole discretion, reassign me or terminate my services as a volunteer, without notice or compensation.
  • I understand that the Ontario Workplace Safety and Insurance Act does not apply to volunteers and that, as a result, I am not entitled to make claims for compensation pursuant to the Ontario Workplace Safety and Insurance Act.
  • I am aware of the nature and effect of the Release of All Claims and Waiver of Liability that I am signing. I acknowledge having read, understood and agree to the above Conditions, Release and Waiver. I certify that all statements made by me in this application and any attached documents are true and complete to the best of my knowledge and belief, and are made in good faith.

The personal information you submit with this form will be used for the sole purpose of recruiting volunteers for the Friends of the Ottawa Public Library Association. The information will not be disclosed without the permission of the applicant. Please refer to our Privacy Policy for details on how we safeguard the personal information you share with us.