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Out on the Shelf is a completely volunteer-run organization.  As such, we rely on people like you to help us achieve our goals and make our community a better, accessible, and accepting place for everyone.

Currently Seeking (June 2021)


Volunteer Committees

Volunteers will be placed on one of the five committees: 


Library volunteers help staff our library space, usually committing to a shift per week. General duties may include registering new members, assisting in locating and checking out materials, shelving books, weeding, and other tasks related to maintaining our collections and space. 


Programming facilitators and volunteers help us create, organize, and run our monthly social programs. If you have any new programming ideas that will help us support our communities, let us know!


Fundraising volunteers help us with development and outreach, which includes researching and writing grants, coordinating sponsorships with community partnerships, organizing our annual fundraising campaign (100 Queers Who Care), and developing donor relations and stewardship. 


Marketing and communication volunteers help us spread the word about our resources and services to our members and the greater community. General duties may include promoting programs and events through social media and other channels, updating and maintaining our website, and communicating with prospective members, volunteers, and partners.


Be a part of our Guelph Pride Planning Committee and take part in the planning of Guelph Pride events. The committee begins meeting at the beginning of September; and you're welcome to join at any time!  If you have any specific questions about being part of the planning committee, please contact our Committee Chair at Applications open annually end of July. 

Event volunteers help setup, take down, and support Guelph Pride events. Scared of commitment? Only have a few hours to spare? Want to just show up and contribute? This is the job for you! We also have additional specialized opportunities - like photographers, fundraising, social media, and lots of other opportunities! Sound like a good fit? Get in touch with our Volunteer Coordinator at volunteer@guelphpride.comApplications open twice yearly for Winter and Spring Pride: once in January and again in May.

For information on Guelph Pride volunteer positions and to apply, visit

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Out On The Shelf is an inclusive LGBTQ2IA+ library and resource centre. We strive to provide a safe space for all members of the queer and trans communities and their allies.

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