Volunteer with us

Applying to become a volunteer

To apply to volunteer with Libraries Tasmania fill in our Expression of Interest form.

We value strength and diversity to provide programs and services that are fully inclusive. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and people of all backgrounds, cultures, languages, ages and abilities.

Volunteers need to have a Registration for Working with Vulnerable People before they can start. It is important they also support the values, purpose and aims of Libraries Tasmania.

For more information please read our Libraries Tasmania Volunteer Information Guide (PDF 2.2MB) and the Volunteer Policy.

Volunteer help in libraries across the state, but not all roles are available at every library. Some volunteer roles are also very popular and will have long waiting lists. We will hold onto your details for 12 months so you don’t need to fill in the expression of interest form more than once a year.


Please email volunteercoordinator.libraries@libraries.tas.gov.au for more information.

Volunteer Roles

Our Volunteers

Volunteers are an integral part of Libraries Tasmania. Our volunteers share their time, skills and knowledge with us in a wide range of areas. We welcome people from all backgrounds, age groups, and areas of the community.

Volunteers assist our clients in a variety of ways such as:

  • Adult literacy and numeracy
  • Supporting skill development
  • Helping people who are returning to study
  • Delivering books and items to people in their community who can’t visit the library
  • Helping out behind the scenes with administration
  • Providing IT Help and supporting digital literacy
  • Supporting children’s programs and school holiday programs
  • Bringing our collections to a global audience by volunteering online or assisting the State Library and Archives Service.

They are part of a team of over 600 volunteers. Working with our staff to support and deliver services to the community.

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Leaving Volunteers

If you are a volunteer who is finishing up in their role, we ask that you complete a short survey about your time volunteering with us.

Volunteer Exit Survey