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Volunteer with Libraries

We are excited to share with you our news, success stories and also to tell you about some exciting developments that will be taking place over the coming months.

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Thank you!

The last 12 months haven’t been easy and we would like to say a big thank you to volunteers who, in whatever capacity, have been helping the citizens of Nottingham in any way.

We are sorry we can’t see you in person at the moment in our Libraries, but please know how much we value your help and ongoing support. We hope to see you as soon as it is safe to do so.

For updates and what is happening in libraries please visit our Coronavirus page

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Five reasons to volunteer with Nottingham City Libraries

  1. Get involved and make a difference to your local community
  2. Improve your health & wellbeing, research shows volunteering can improve your mental and physical health, helping to give a sense of purpose by increasing confidence and giving a sense of achievement
  3. Meet new people, make new friends by learning something new, sharing time, and knowledge to support our activities that connect others
  4. Improve your job prospects, develop new skills, share your own knowledge and experience with us, take on a fresh challenge which will enhance your CV and perhaps open new doors
  5. Have FUN! Libraries are relaxed, friendly and inclusive spaces and we offer a wide range of events and activities for all ages and backgrounds
Help, advice, guidance

What can I expect?

  • A quick and easy application process
  • Access to the volunteering portal to manage your own account
  • A quality induction
  • Relevant training
  • Ongoing support from a named person
  • Opportunities to meet with fellow volunteers
  • An Annual celebration event
  • Your opinions and ideas valued and heard through feedback and consultation

Make a difference

Volunteering REALLY helps our local communities across the City – so come and join us!

Contact us

You can email us with your interest in becoming a volunteer to

Have a read of the first blog in our ‘Meet the Volunteers’ series. Annette, who volunteers at the Dales Library tells us about her experiences over the last year.

We’ll be adding more information about the opportunities as soon as we can safely have volunteers back in to our libraries.

Discover & Get Involved

Together we can make a difference

Meet our Library Volunteers

Read our new spotlight written by our Nottingham City Library volunteers.
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Nottingham Children's Book Award 2020

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