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+ (except for our Summer Reading Challenge opportunity)
  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


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

Reading Champions

Helping school children reach their reading potential by listening to them and giving constructive support

Summer Reading Challenge

Rewarding children for reading books during the holidays whilst helping with activities and events

Duke of Edinburgh Placements

The Library Service are proud to support young people to achieve their Duke of Edinburgh award. To apply for a placement complete the application form below and scan and return it to library.volunteer@nottinghamcity.gov.uk Please note we can only accommodate one placement per library at a given time so we advise you select more than one library.

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