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Volunteering in libraries

Discover more than books inside Surrey libraries. Come and meet new people, develop and share skills, and join our team to help us support your local community in Surrey.

After your application is received we will email you with an acknowledgement, before passing your application to your nominated library who will then contact you. We aim to do this within two weeks. Not all roles are available everywhere, so please include more than one choice.

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

Click on the links below to see what volunteering opportunities we offer.

If you would like further information please contact our Library Information Service; tel 01483 543599, email or ask at your local library. Check our library volunteering twitter feed for the latest news about current opportunities.

Love your library

Helping within the library, to promote it, with events, with our bookshops, reading groups or customer support.

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Volunteer for Library Direct

Helping us to take the library out into the community so that even those who cannot visit us may benefit from the service.

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Interact with children

Entertaining the little ones with Rhymetime or Storytime or helping to engage the not so little ones with reading.

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Digital and technology

Use your interest in technology to support library customers with their digital access or spark the interest of youngsters with fun, technology-based, events.

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Young peoples library volunteering

Opportunities for under 18s to get involved in the library service and pick up valuable experience.

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Community partners and local history

Help deliver locally run and managed library services in a community setting or curate and collect research materials in one of our Local History Centres.

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