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.
Reasons to volunteer with libraries
1. Develop your skills
With a diverse range of opportunities and activities to choose from, you have the chance to learn new skills or share the skills you already have with others. Gain some great experience for your CV.
You don't need any particular qualifications - the most important quality our volunteers bring is a passion for helping others and a willingness to join in.
2. Make the difference
The time you give to help your local community can make a huge difference. Our library at home service is a life-line to many who would otherwise be without anything to read.
Volunteers also support our library staff, helping each library develop wider connections with local people.
3. A helping hand towards employment
The Volunteer Pathway will soon be available to unemployed people, aged 19 or over, and who are in receipt of unemployment benefits. Whilst getting a range of experience within the library through your volunteering, you will also be training to gain a nationally recognised Level 2 qualification. Through this opportunity you will gain valuable experience in customer service and library skills.
Meet our current volunteers
Read what a few of our volunteers had to say about why they chose to volunteer and why they love what they do
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.