Volunteering with Leeds Library and Information Service

Whether you have a special skill to offer or just a free couple of hours, Leeds Library and Information Service has a range of exciting volunteering opportunities, suitable for all ages.

Current Volunteer Roles


As a Heritage Volunteer, 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. Due to the popularity of this offer, we are not currently accepting applications for the role of Heritage Volunteer.  Please check back with us in the spring.

As an 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!

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.

As a 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.

As a Digital Volunteer 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.

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 see the Documents section for more information.

If you would like to get involved with any of our current opportunities, please download an application form and return it to libraryvolunteers@leeds.gov.uk or by post to:
Library Volunteers, Central Library, Calverley Street, Leeds, LS1 3AB.

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Volunteer Application formhttps://www.leeds.gov.uk/docs/Volunteer Application form.doc194048doc
Digital Volunteer Offer 2https://www.leeds.gov.uk/docs/Digital Volunteer Offer 2.pdf202243pdf
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.pdf204363pdf
Heritage Volunteer Offerhttps://www.leeds.gov.uk/docs/Heritage Volunteer Offer.pdf203046pdf
Library at Home Offerhttps://www.leeds.gov.uk/docs/Library at Home Offer.pdf203377pdf

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