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Apply to be a library volunteer

Apply to be a library volunteer

Our roles

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.

There are lots of different volunteering roles in our local libraries:

  • Rhymetime and Storytime volunteer – share the joy of reading and rhymes with babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers at our popular Rhymetime and Storytime sessions
  • Homework and Activity Club volunteer –  supporting primary school children and their families with learning support, as well as running fun enrichment activities. This role is available at Newhaven Library.
  • Home library service volunteer – choosing, packing and delivering library materials to people who are unable to get to a library easily.
  • Reading mentor – Support emergent readers aged 16 and over by offering one-to-one support with phonics-based teaching.
  • Code Club volunteer mentor – helping children to learn computer coding in a library setting.
  • Computer buddy – helping people to use computers in the library.
  • Family history volunteer – a great opportunity for a family history expert to share their skills and knowledge with library customers.
  • IT for You trainer – helping customers to learn basic IT skills to improve their access to services and employment.
  • Bookends bookshop volunteer – serving customers and managing stock at the bookshop in Eastbourne Library.