Library volunteer

Search and apply for a library volunteering role.

1 Overview

We're looking for volunteers to get involved in a variety of different roles in West Sussex libraries. Whatever time or skills you have there is a role for you. Volunteering is a great way to meet new people, learn new skills and contribute to your local community.

In return for your support, we can offer you the following benefits:

  • full training
  • out of pocket expenses.

Some of the roles will be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service check.

Watch a short video of one of our community library support volunteers sharing her experiences of volunteering. 

2 Current vacancies

Children's services volunteer

Support children’s activities in libraries, including rhyme times, storytimes, homework clubs and the Headspace teen area at Crawley.

Community library support volunteer

Help members of the public and assist in library routines in one of our smaller community libraries.

Computer buddy

Help people learn the basics of using computers and the internet, either on a one-to-one basis or assisting group classes.

Digital Library Plus home visit volunteer

Help people at home with basic digital skills, whilst introducing them to online resources that may improve their day-to-day lives.

Duke of Edinburgh Award volunteer

Volunteer in a library as part of your Duke of Edinburgh’s Award to help customers and assist in a variety of library routines.

Home library direct volunteer

Visit people who can no longer reach the library in their own homes or care homes, choosing, delivering and returning library books and other items.

Learn My Way digital champion volunteer

Help people to use the Learn My Way website and develop their digital skills at a weekly session held in the library.

Melody for the Mind volunteer

Volunteer to help run a regular 'Melody for the Mind' group session at your local library, singing simple songs and rhymes, bringing people with dementia and their carers together in a safe, fun and friendly environment.

Occasional volunteer

Help with events, surveys, book sales and select books for care homes to collect. It could also include promoting and supporting the Library Service at local community events.

Reading group volunteer

Run library-based reading groups or set up new reading groups in your area.

3 Contact us or apply

If you are interested in any of these roles you can apply online.

Apply to be a volunteer
Last updated:
13 February 2019

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