Volunteering in libraries

We have a variety of volunteer roles available at Brighton & Hove Libraries and we are committed to recruiting volunteers from all sections of the community. If you think you may need additional support to volunteer for the library service, please get in touch with us to discuss your circumstances. Check out the roles available below and apply

Volunteer roles available with Brighton & Hove libraries

Volunteer to help people with IT

We offer a get online in libraries service to help people learn basic IT skills. From teaching absolute beginners the basics of using a computer, tablet or smart phone, through to exploring ways to save money online and get information about the council, our volunteers are helping everyone get access to the web.

Library Connect volunteer role description (PDF 156KB)

We have a new opportunity to help customers with IT in Brighton & Hove Customer Service Centres as a Council Connect Volunteer.

Council Connect volunteer role description (PDF 227KB)

Home Delivery Service Volunteer

Many people are unable to get to one of our libraries because of disability, serious illness, or caring responsibilities. Our Home Delivery Volunteers can help by bringing books and audio books to people in their own homes, providing a vital service to some of the city’s most isolated residents. We would like to be able to offer this service across the whole city, so we’re looking for many more volunteers to help out. Find out more about our home delivery service.

Home Delivery Volunteer role description (PDF 88KB)

Library Stock Assistant Volunteer

Stock Assistants make a real difference to our customers - enabling them to find book and other items easily on library shelves. You can support the library by helping to tidy books and other items and put back items which have been returned to the library, on to library shelves in the correct order. Use your creativity to create displays which encourage customers to borrow more items.

Library Stock Assistant Volunteer role description (PDF 179KB)

Library Greeter Volunteer

We’re looking for friendly and helpful individuals to make our customers feel welcome in the library. Duties include encouraging full use of library facilities, signposting to information & services and helping customers use library equipment. 

Library Greeter Volunteer role description (239KB)

How to become a volunteer

For more information read our volunteering FAQ (PDF 1MB)

We can also answer your questions if you contact us at: library.volunteering@brighton-hove.gov.uk. Where possible please include a contact telephone number.

All volunteer roles within the library service support the existing work of paid staff and do not replace the work of paid staff. Support will be given to ensure that boundaries are maintained by staff and to ensure there is no replacement or substitution of staff by volunteers.