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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 volunteering developments that will be taking place over the coming months.

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Spring/Summer 2022

Our libraries are back to their regular opening hours and we are reintroducing volunteer supported events and activities. All volunteer opportunities or roles that become available within libraries will now be published on our new portal  Nottingham Together Volunteering. You can also now search for volunteering opportunities available throughout Nottingham City Council.

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Current Volunteer Opportunities

Below are the volunteering opportunities we currently have open and more will be coming soon, including library gardening roles, a coffee morning volunteer and future Duke of Edinburgh placements.  Volunteering with libraries is great way to get involved in your local community, meet new people and learn new skills.

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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 Nottingham Together 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.

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