Your local library does many things and libraries benefit greatly from volunteer support. We value our volunteers for the additional services they help us to provide.
What you get
You will meet new people, gain experience and share your skills as well as learn new ones. You will make a difference in your community, because libraries make a big impact on everyone’s lives.
You will get training, and support from staff in the library service. You will have opportunities to influence your local library.
You can also enhance your skills for a job, college or university application.
What we get
We will get your experience, skills, knowledge, commitment and enthusiasm.
Your appearance, communication skills and interest in helping people are important to us.
The support you provide will enable us to increase activities in the library. This will encourage more visitors to use the service.
Variety of roles
There are a variety of voluntary roles in our libraries across different groups and activities.
Most volunteers help with several activities while others choose to take on a specific role.
Descriptions of available roles are listed below:
- General lending library helper
- Toddlers' activities helper
- Children’s activities helper
- Adults’ groups and activities helper
- Code club volunteer
The availability of these volunteering opportunities can vary and are not always guaranteed.
Call for volunteers for Code Club
Code Club is coming back after a break.
We are looking for volunteers at Bracknell and Whitegrove libraries to help support our existing code club volunteer on a Saturday morning.
We are also looking for help at Great Hollands and Crowthorne libraries.
If you can help, email email@example.com to find out more.
Literacy and reading support volunteer
We are looking for a volunteer with a keen interest in working with families to support literacy and reading. You will lead sessions when our Children's Librarian is unavailable.
The sessions are on Tuesday and Thursday mornings and you could volunteer for one or both of these.
Previous experience of working with families and children is desirable but full training will be given.
How to apply
Fill in our form to let us know you are interested in volunteering.
Express an interest in volunteering
After you apply
If we have availability, we will send you our application form, or suggest other volunteering opportunities for you.
Once we have received your fully-completed application form, we will set up an informal interview with you, which may take several weeks to arrange.
For successful applicants, references will be requested after interview. For most roles, we will request an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.
We will ask you to sign a volunteering agreement and give you our volunteer handbook.
We will provide induction training and library staff will also help with your ongoing training and support.
I have questions
- email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- phone: 01344 423149 and ask to speak with the volunteer coordinator
- drop in to your local library and ask at the desk