Volunteer in your library

Apply to be a volunteer

Who can apply?

Are you interested in helping people get started using the computer? Do you enjoy helping young children learn new skills or supporting a group leader? Or would you be able to help someone fill out an online job application?

We always want to hear from people who have up to two hours a week to spare for six months or more who would like to share their skills in our libraries. (A shorter time period may be agreed for youth volunteers).

Rather than general library assistants, we look for volunteers who can add to our service such as:

  • IT buddies
  • Back to work group helpers
  • Online reference and e-book champions
  • Rhyme time and story time assistants
  • Homework helpers

How to apply

To apply to volunteer at your local library please complete the online form.

After you apply

We will let you know we have received your application. We will then contact you when a suitable vacancy comes up and invite you for an informal interview.

We will ask for two references from you and if you will be working with children or vulnerable adults, we will also ask you to undertake a DBS (Disclosure Barring Service); check - previously know as a CRB check.