Libraries

Volunteering in Libraries

Library volunteersGet involved!

Your local library does so many things and lots of our services benefit from volunteer support. What could you do?

How do you become a volunteer?

You can download the Expression of Interest form here image - PDF icon (104KB - pdf help) if you are interested in volunteering. There is an interview process and all successful volunteers will be asked to supply details of referees. Volunteers for some roles are subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

We will provide any induction and training that is necessary to assist in volunteering roles.

Our Volunteer Handbook image - PDF icon (225KB - pdf help) offers more information about volunteering with Devon Libraries. Please contact your local library to ask about local library volunteering.

Our volunteering roles include opportunities to:

Help Children

There’s lots for children going on at the library. You could help children get ahead with their reading or help out at special events and activities. We are working with Code Club to inspire children to get creative with computing and are actively seeking volunteers with expertise in coding/programming to help run clubs in libraries.

Code Club Volunteer image - PDF icon (232KB - pdf help)
Bounce & Rhyme Volunteer image - PDF icon (209KB - pdf help)
Booktrack Volunteer image - PDF icon (207KB - pdf help)
Story Time Volunteer image - PDF icon (205KB - pdf help)

Help Other Library Users

Help someone learn to use a computer, help with an event or even just have a coffee and a chat with some of our regular visitors.

Library volunteersICT Support Volunteer image - PDF icon (206KB - pdf help)
Library Club Volunteer image - PDF icon (250KB - pdf help)
Library Dementia Champion image - PDF icon (205KB - pdf help)

Help Out Around the Library

Assist people in using self-service kiosks, keep stock organised or assist with customer enquiries.

Local Library Volunteer Coordinator image - PDF icon (204KB - pdf help)
Library Extra Volunteer image - PDF icon (205KB - pdf help)
Library Volunteer Self-service image - PDF icon (245KB - pdf help)
Library Volunteer Non Self-service image - PDF icon (204KB - pdf help)
Stock Tagger Volunteer image - PDF icon (206KB - pdf help)

Volunteering Opportunities for Young People

Almost all library volunteer roles are open to applicants aged 14+, but young volunteer support for the Summer Reading Challenge is exclusively for those aged 11-16.

For volunteering opportunities at Exeter Library please follow the link - Volunteering in Exeter Library