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Volunteering in Libraries

A library volunteer

Why volunteer in a library?

Volunteering can benefit both your community and yourself.

Details and testimony from volunteers

What volunteering opportunities are available now?

There are many ways that you can join in and help with library services, ranging from one-off or short term projects to those requiring a more regular commitment.

Current volunteering opportunities in libraries

Applying to volunteer in a library

If you are interested in volunteering for us please fill in our:

Expression of interest form

Our library staff will contact you shortly to discuss your application and answer any questions you may have.

Some volunteer roles require a CRB check to ensure the protection of vulnerable residents. We will advise you how this process is carried out if necessary.

Any local opportunities will also be advertised in your nearest library.

If you have any questions please contact Enquiries Direct, Surrey Libraries' information service, on 01483 543599 or email:

Please note that these are opportunities for individuals to volunteer in libraries. These are not connected to the new community partnered libraries.

A library volunteer in action

Our policy

What support you can expect from us and details of our rules and regulations.

Volunteering in libraries policy

Surrey County Council's guide to volunteering in the county:

Volunteering in Surrey - everyone a volunteer 

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  • Updated: 01 May 2013
  • Judith Thomas
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