Last updated:
23 November 2015

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 Apply for 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.

If you are interested in this role you can apply online for our current vacancies.

Community library support volunteer

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

If you are interested in this role you can apply online for our current vacancies.

Computer buddy

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

If you are interested in this role you can apply online for our current vacancies.

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.

If you are interested in this role you can apply online for our current vacancies.

Housebound reader service 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.

If you are interested in this role you can apply online for our current vacancies.

Local history volunteer

Help organise local studies collections, including the digitisation of photographs and work on other local history projects.

If you are interested in this role you can apply online for our current vacancies.

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.

If you are interested in this role you can apply online for our current vacancies.

Reading group volunteer

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

If you are interested in this role you can apply online for our current vacancies.

3 Contact us

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