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Apply to be a library volunteer


Apply to be a library volunteer


Why apply

Volunteers are a valued and central part of East Sussex Libraries. Volunteering allows you to meet new people, learn new skills and give something back to your community.

You could help with our home library service, bookshop, children’s activities, or give advice on using computers and more.

Once you're in post we will train you and meet regularly to make sure all is going smoothly.


Our roles

There are lots of different volunteering roles in our local libraries. You could try:


What happens next?

We will contact you within 5 working days to talk about our volunteering opportunities and whether your preferred role is available near you. If roles are full, we will add you to the waiting list.

You will need to provide 2 references for all of our volunteering roles. We may also need to arrange a Disclosure and Barring Service check (DBS) .

We pay expenses such as mileage costs for using your own car for our Home Library Service. We will need confirmation from your insurance company that your car is insured for voluntary work.


Apply to be a library volunteer form submitted

Thank you for your interest.

We will contact you within 5 working days to talk about our volunteering opportunities and whether your preferred role is available near you. If roles are full, we will add you to the waiting list.