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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.

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.

Current volunteering opportunities

We have a range of opportunities available in different areas, please choose a category below that interests you to she what is available.

General library opportunities

Click on a role below for more details and to apply:

Role
(click on role for details and how to apply)
Libraries Days and times Role title
(use on application form)

Customer support

Merstham

Various

Customer support

Stock volunteer (libraries)Banstead Any open day Stock - libraries
Camberley Any open day
Cobham Wed, Fri
Dittons Any open day
Dorking Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri, Sat
Epsom Any open day
Ewell Any open day
Godalming Any open day
Guildford Any open day
Redhill Any open day
Walton Mon, Thur
Weybridge Wed, Sat
Woking Any open day

Stock volunteer (bookshop)

Epsom

Sat

Stock - bookshop

Guildford Mon, Fri

Hobby group facilitator

Farnham (children's science)

Thur pm

Hobby (activity name)

Guildford (Filmspace leader) Any day
Staines (board games) Sat pm
Stanwell (craft) Sat pm
Weybridge (knitting) Wed am
Weybridge (children's writing) Sat pm

Reading group host

Bookham Mon/Tue/Thu/Fri/Sat

Reading group host

Epsom

Any day

Farnham Fri am
Hersham Any open day

Other events

Farnham (coffee mornings)

Mon am

Events (coffee)

Farnham (Spanish language group) To be arranged Events (Spanish)
Molesey (events) Fri am Events (Molesey)

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Interacting with children opportunities

Click on a role below for more details and to apply:

Role
(click on role for details and how to apply)
Libraries Days and times Role title
(use on application form)

Rhymetime leader

Addlestone

Wed pm, Thur am

Rhymetime leader

Ashford Fri, Sat am
Caterham Hill Thur am
Chertsey Sat am
Cobham Fri
Dittons Wed/Fri/Sat
Epsom Thur am
Esher Wed/Thur/Sat
Ewell Thur am
Farnham Tue am
Godalming Sat am
Guildford Sat am
Horley Thur am
Horsley Tue am
Molesey Thur am
Oxted Fri
Redhill Wed pm/Fri am
Staines Mon/Wed/Thur/Sat
Sunbury Sat am
Weybridge Wed/Fri/Sat am

Rhymetime assistant

Ashford

Wed am/Sat am

Rhymetime assistant

Ashtead Fri am
Bookham Monday am
Caterham Hill Thur am
Chertsey Sat am
Dittons Wed/Fri/Sat
Esher Wed/Thur/Sat
Ewell Thur am
Farnham Tue am
Godalming Sat am
Guildford Sat am
Horley Thur am
Horsley Tue am
Molesey Thur am
Redhill Wed pm/Fri am
Staines Mon/Wed/Thur/Sat
Sunbury Sat am
Weybridge Fri/Sat am

Storytime leader

Weybridge

Thur pm

Storytime leader

Storytime assistant

Banstead

Thur pm

Storytime assistant

Caterham Valley Tue pm
Chertsey Fri pm
Cranleigh Wed am
Dittons Thur/Sat
Epsom Tue am
Esher Sat/flexible
Ewell Wed pm
Frimley Green Tue am
Hersham Fri am
Horley Wed am

Children's reading group
(chatterbooks)

Ashford

Thurs pm

Chatterbooks assistant

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Digital and technology opportunities

Click on a role below for more details and to apply:

Role
(click on role for details and to apply)
Libraries Days and times Role title
(use on application form)

Digital Buddy

All opportunities are available on a day and at a time by arrangement with the volunteer subject to library opening hours.

Digital Buddy

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Library Direct opportunities

Library Direct is the name of the service by which we take services to those members of society unable to get to a library.

  • We currently need Library Direct volunteers, for both the Home Service and Community Settings Service, located in the Surrey Heath, Spelthorne (Ashford/Staines) East Horley (Langshott/Smallfield) and Woking areas.
  • We are also in need of a volunteer to visit care homes as part of our Community Settings Service in Oxted.

Library Direct roles and how to apply

Young people's opportunities

Duke of Edinburgh Awards (DofE)

We offer volunteer placements which may count towards your Duke of Edinburgh volunteering awards. For bronze and silver levels there are set application periods, and placements only run at particular times of the year.

We are currently accepting applications for 3 month volunteer placements which may count towards your Bronze Level Duke of Edinburgh volunteering awards. The placements will run between June–September 2019 and are currently available at all Surrey staffed libraries except Merstham, Lightwater and Stanwell.

DofE details and how to apply

Summer Reading Challenge

We are currently recruiting Young People between the ages of 14–25 to help us run the Summer Reading Challenge. The Challenge runs between Saturday 13 July and Saturday 14 September. Opportunities are available at all Surrey Libraries except Merstham, Lightwater and Stanwell.

Summer Reading Challenge details and how to apply.

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