Libraries - Volunteer


Coronavirus (COVID-19): change to service

Following advice from the government regarding the  Coronavirus (COVID-19) we have started reopening our libraries, see the latest Library service information

See further information about changes to services

Would you like to support your library service, meet new people and develop new skills? We are looking for volunteers to get involved in a variety of activities:

  • helping deliver books on wheels service to housebound people
  • providing one to one help with IT
  • assisting with activities and events

Please contact your  local library for more information.

Friends’ groups

Friends' groups support the public library network in Poole – currently we have groups at Canford Cliffs and Canford Heath libraries. We welcome people from all parts of the community who share an interest in books and libraries, and who want to promote the library service within the community. These groups also help the library service by fundraising to buy books, equipment and furniture. If you would like to join a group, please contact your local library.

Reading Hack

Reading Hack is a programme led by young people aged 13-24 who do reading related activities and volunteering in libraries.

As a Reading Hack volunteer you will:

  • build skills
  • get experience for your CV
  • meet new people
  • support your community
  • have a fun, rewarding experience by helping others enjoy reading
  • Duke of Edinburgh and other accreditation schemes are welcome

For more information, contact your local library.

Visit the Reading Hackwebsite to learn more about it.

Code Clubs

Code Club is a nationwide network of volunteer-led after school clubs for children aged 9-11. We're always looking for people with coding skills to volunteer to run a club at their local library for an hour a week. You can team up with colleagues, someone will be there to support you and we provide all the materials you'll need to help get children excited about digital making.

Watch this YouTube videoto find out more.

For more information, contact  your local library.

Page last updated: 17 July 2020
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