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Volunteering with your local library is a great way to make new friends, inspire others and make a difference!

You can choose the volunteering that suits you – do you want to learn new skills or share those you already have? Want to build previous experience, or try your hand at something new? Or do you want to just give us a hand?

Volunteering with us can take place in a library or in your community. We have tasks that can be done in a jiffy, a couple of hours a week or more depending on what fits in with you.

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Current volunteering vacancies

Library volunteering vacancies

November 2019

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If you are interested in one of our volunteering vacancies please complete the relevant application form,

Volunteer application form

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Young person's volunteer application 13 -16 years

November 2019

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Duke of Edinburgh's Award volunteers sign up form

November 2019

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Ways to volunteer

Click below to find out more about what's involved so you can find the right fit for you. Email us at [email protected] if you would like more information or take a look at our current vacancies list.

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Delivering reading materials and magazines to those who cannot get to the library due to ill health, accessibility needs, or caring responsibilities.

Each housebound reader receives a monthly visit from a volunteer who collects and returns library books and can deliver essential Health & Well-being information. We currently have over 200 [email protected] service volunteers, and are always looking for more!

You will make a huge difference to someone who would otherwise not have books to read. You will be a bit of a life-line bringing news, chat, books and magazines.

people arranging bookshelfHelping to keep the library spick and span, engaging with customers, and assisting with library stock (new books, old books, display books, books that need shelving, books that need changing).

If you have the time, you can also get involved with library Events (author talks, reading groups, children’s events, Arts performances), helping us to make every event a success!

Libraries run 1:1 sessions with customers who want a bit of “digital” help - on a computer, laptop or tablet. Libraries also offer digital support to people needing to renew a bus pass or blue badge, or to access government web pages.

If you can spare a couple of hours a week, you could join our digital buddy’s team. Technical experience is not needed, just some basic digital know how.

Join “The Library Presents” volunteer team – promoting the Arts locally, in libraries with an amazing array of performances, chosen by the community and delivered by the library.

You can get involved with promotion of events, preparing the venue, stage setup, and more.

You can become a young volunteer from the age of 13 years. You can join the Reading Hack pack, volunteer with us as part of your Duke of Edinburgh Award, help with junior reading groups, or support a homework group, Lego club or code club.

Throughout the summer months you can also help younger children read-for-fun, with the Summer Reading Challenge.


Do you enjoy reading? Would you enjoy sharing your reading treasures with other adults? Think about becoming a Read a Little Aloud volunteer. In this role you will work with other volunteers and library staff to bring a diverse range of prose, poems and interesting facts to groups of people who love the idea of escaping into the spoken word.

There are Read a Little Aloud groups running  in a number of libraries  - details can be found in our brochure "What's on in Cambridgeshire libraries"  

A variety of social and information events held in libraries to develop new and useful opportunities for people.  Speakers, activities, conversation and refreshments!

In this volunteer role you will be supporting libraries to host Engage events.

There are Engage events running  in a number of libraries  - details can be found in our brochure "What's on in Cambridgeshire libraries

Interested in volunteering for this role? – please see our current vacancies list or email for an informal chat [email protected]

Would you like to work for Cambridgeshire Libraries instead?

All Libraries vacancies are advertised on the County Council job vacancies website, not in individual libraries.

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