Volunteer at your local library

Our libraries offer exciting volunteer opportunities. If you’re enthusiastic about libraries and meeting new people, you can make a valuable contribution to your local community and enhance your personal development.

How you can help

You can help out in many different ways, including offering your time and services to:

  • help primary age students complete their homework
  • assist with sing along activities for babies and toddlers
  • help children with their reading / selecting books for borrowing
  • help with children’s game clubs
  • assist the public use internet / computers
  • help the public use the self issue service
  • assist with book groups for adults and children
  • meet and greet the public at events
  • conduct library tours with staff
  • publicise library events
  • assist with teenage reading groups activities (graphic novels / story boarding)
  • assist with children’s art and craft events
  • support various poetry groups

How we can help you

We can support you by providing:

  • a Certificate of Achievement
  • a reference after a qualifying period of volunteering
  • training (induction, health & safety and some specialist training for individual tasks)
  • regular meetings with a volunteer supervisor

We welcome young volunteers, so if you're 14 to 17 years old, please contact us.

If you’d like more information, contact Marlon McFarlane.

Page last updated: 22 June 2018