Library volunteering opportunities

We currently enjoy the support of over 100 volunteers working with the Richmond upon Thames library service, participating in a number of different activities.

Waiting list

Whilst we currently have a waiting list for some roles, you are still welcome to return an application form to us and we will keep you informed when new roles arise.

Current vacancies

We are currently looking for volunteers for the following roles:

  • Home Library Service (East Sheen Library, Whitton Library, Twickenham Library)
  • Noticeboard Volunteer (Twickenham Library)
  • Reader Leader (borough wide)
  • Italian Conversation Group Volunteer (Twickenham Library)

We also welcome applications from anyone with a specific idea or project in mind. So if you have an idea of how you would like to volunteer that is not covered by the role descriptions listed below, we would love to hear from you.

Volunteering role descriptions

I would like to volunteer, what should I do?

Please fill out and return a volunteer application form (pdf, 93 KB)

Completed application forms can be emailed to, dropped off at your local library or posted to:

Library Volunteer Coordinator
The Cottage
Little Green

Richmond libraries also offer volunteering opportunities for students undertaking their Duke of Edinburgh's Award.

Process for volunteers

There is an interview process for prospective volunteers and all successful volunteers will be asked to supply two references. Certain volunteer roles will require a Disclosure and Barring Service check.

More information

For more information please email or phone 020 8734 3301. We look forward to welcoming you to the team!

Updated: 10 March 2020