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.

Volunteer now to help out with the Summer Reading Challenge

We’re holding two information and recruitment days at:
Peckham Library on Thursday 4 July from 4.30pm to 5.30pm
Dulwich Library on Thursday 25 July from 4.30pm to 5.30pm

Email us to book a place

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 volunteers aged 14 and over. Please contact our Volunteers Programme Officer, Marlon McFarlane if you would like to find out more.

If you are aged 14 to 17, please take a look at our Young Volunteers page.

Page last updated: 14 May 2019