Volunteering with Leeds Libraries and Community Hubs

Whether you have a special skill to offer or just a free couple of hours, we have a range of exciting volunteering opportunities, suitable for all ages.

Current Volunteer Roles

Library At Home Volunteer

Imagine if you love to read but you were unable to access your Local or Mobile Library? As a Library At Home Volunteer you will be delivering an important service to our housebound customers. You will be choosing and delivering books but also providing an opportunity for vital social contact.

Heritage Volunteer

Applications for this role are now closed until 1 July 2019.

You’ll have the chance to get hands-on with items from the Local & Family History collections, preserving, researching, and helping make them accessible to everyone in Leeds. You’ll build your knowledge and experience of a specialist city library, alongside librarians and other enthusiastic volunteers in a friendly group setting.

Events and Activities Volunteer

You’ll help us to deliver a wide variety of events and activities in our libraries for customers of all ages – assisting with delivering sessions, welcoming and talking to customers, helping to create displays and much more!

Drawing Room Volunteer

You will be one of the first to share your skills and passion for visual arts and crafts in the newly developed creative facility in the Art Library, Central Library. A fully refurbished textile and art studio with brand new sewing machines, looms, easels and more is ready for talented, skilled creative people to support a new programme of art and making for the people of Leeds.

Digital Volunteer

You will support Leeds Libraries Digital Offer by becoming a Digital Champion for our 100% Digital Leeds inclusion programme or by becoming a mentor at one of our many coding clubs and events. You may also contribute to our marketing and digital platforms by capturing events, activities and displays through photography and film. You will build your knowledge and experience of digital, alongside librarians and other enthusiastic volunteers.

Duke of Edinburgh Award

Our volunteering offers can also be used to support your Duke of Edinburgh Award, choose one or more of our current volunteering offers and complete an application form. We will do our best to support your application but we are limited to the number of Duke of Edinburgh Awards that we can support at each library and it is not always possible.

Chess Volunteer Tutor

Could you spare one or two hours a week to help your local community? Chess in Schools and Communities (CSC) are looking for volunteers to run a chess club in the Community Hubs.

The main qualifications are enthusiasm for the game and the ability to communicate this to other people. You don't need to be a chess expert or have previous experience. CSC will provide you with free training and support. Chess in Schools and Communities are a growing enterprise, so even if there does not seem to be a CSC project near you, please get in touch. For further information please visit their website www.chessinschools.co.uk

Get involved

If you would like to get involved with any of our current opportunities, with the exception of Chess Volunteer Tutor, please download an application form and return it to customeraccessvolunteers@leeds.gov.uk or by post to:

Customer Access Volunteers
Central Library
Calverley Street

Please note: If you are unable to access the volunteer application form using Internet Explorer, please use an alternative browser such as Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox.




Digital Volunteer Offerhttps://www.leeds.gov.uk/docs/Digital Volunteer Offer.pdf203888pdf
Customer Access Volunteer Policyhttps://www.leeds.gov.uk/docs/Customer Access Volunteer Policy.pdf228101pdf
Drawing Room Volunteerhttps://www.leeds.gov.uk/docs/Drawing Room Volunteer.pdf204274pdf
Events and Activities Volunteer Offerhttps://www.leeds.gov.uk/docs/Events and Activities Volunteer Offer.pdf204645pdf
Library at Home Offerhttps://www.leeds.gov.uk/docs/Library at Home Offer.pdf205454pdf
Volunteer Application formhttps://www.leeds.gov.uk/docs/Volunteer Application form.doc138752doc
Heritage Volunteer Offerhttps://www.leeds.gov.uk/docs/Heritage Volunteer Offer.pdf202742pdf

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