Volunteering in Libraries

Have some time to spare? Why not volunteer with us?

Why Volunteer

  • Learn new skills
  • Boost confidence
  • Gain experience
  • Sense of satisfaction from helping others
  • Meet others in your community
  • Contribute to the development of your area and the city

What We Offer You

  • Support from a named mentor
  • Any training required for the role
  • Reference if needed for future job applications

How to Volunteer

  1. Have a read through the opportunities below and decide which role suits you best. Please note that we can only accept applications from people aged 16+
  2. Fill in the application form below
  3. We will then be in touch to advise whether or not you are invited to interview
  4. If successful at interview we will call in your references and arrange a DBS check if appropriate

For informal enquiries, email us at library.volunteer@nottinghamcity.gov.uk

Current Opportunities

Future Opportunities

We are not currently recruiting to these roles but keep an eye out for future opportunities in these areas, which will be listed on this page.

Local Studies

Increasing access to our local history collections

Code Club

Helping children learn to create animations using Scratch

Read in Sight

Supporting visually impaired customers to access library services and specialist equipment


Supporting Nottingham Performing Arts Library Service

Event Volunteer

Helping with various one-off or short term exciting events across our libraries


Helping keep our library gardens tidy, safe and enjoyable spaces for local people

Homework Help

Support pupils of local schools to achieve their potential by helping with homework or reading

Contact Us


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