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
Pirates, Pants and Wellyphants exhibition volunteers
The exciting new Pirates, Pants and Wellyphants exhibition is coming to Leeds Central Library on 22 September to 25 November. We need friendly and enthusiastic Events and Activities volunteers to help our visitors fully experience this colourful and humorous interactive installation.
You must be available to attend:
- An induction session on Friday 21 September or the evening of Tuesday 25 September
- A minimum of 8 sessions over the course of the exhibition – morning, afternoon or evening
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
Seacroft 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 & 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
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 & 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!
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.
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.
You can support the marketing of Leeds Libraries through Digital platforms and contribute to our social media content. You could capture events and activities through photography and film and support digital learning sessions with a wide variety of customers.
Duke of Edinburgh Award
Our volunteering offers can also be used to support your Duke of Edinburgh Award. Simply choose one or more of our volunteering activities and complete an application form, however, we are limited to the number of Duke of Edinburgh Awards that we can support at each library.
Please note that we are not accepting Duke of Edinburgh Award volunteer applications until September.
Please see the
related documents section for more information.
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
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