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Please note that Libraries Tasmania Volunteer Programs have been under suspension due to COVID-19 and our closure. We are gradually resuming our programs, and welcome expressions of interest, however please note there may be delays before recruitment begins again.

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 volunteers from all backgrounds, age groups, and areas of the community.

Volunteers assist our clients with adult literacy and numeracy; supporting skill development or helping people who are returning to study; delivering books and items to people in their community who can't visit the library; helping out with behind the scenes administration; providing IT Help and supporting digital literacy; being involved in children's program support such as school holiday programs; and assisting to bring our unique collections to our global audience through online volunteering or assisting in our Archives.

Our volunteers join a statewide team of over 800 volunteers, working alongside our paid staff to support and extend our services and programs to the Tasmanian community.

Applying to become a volunteer

Volunteers are required to hold a Registration for Working with Vulnerable People (safety screening) before they can commence. It is important they also support the values, purpose and aims of Libraries Tasmania.

For more information about our volunteer program and our volunteer position descriptions, please download the Libraries Tasmania Volunteer Information Guide.

Volunteer roles are offered statewide, however, not all roles are available at every library. Some roles are very popular and have waiting lists.

If you would like to be considered for vacancies in our programs, please complete a Volunteer Expression of Interest form.

Your Expression of Interest will be kept on file for twelve months.

Contact

Please contact volunteercoordinator.libraries@education.tas.gov.au for more information.


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Adult learning mentors

Adult learning mentors work with our clients, one on one or in small groups to support their learning.

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Adult literacy tutors

Adult literacy tutors provide literacy and numeracy support, contributing to the state-wide 26TEN strategy to raise adult literacy and numeracy levels.

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Home library service couriers

Home library service couriers support the delivery and return of library items for community members who are housebound and unable to attend the library.

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Programs and services support volunteers

Programs and service support volunteers are involved in activities that enhance our programs and services, such as IT or family history help, childrens activities, administration, displays and events

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State Library and Archive Service volunteers

State Library and Archive Service volunteers assist with data entry and preservation, customer service and IT help. (Please note, there are currently no on-site vacancies available in data entry, preservation and archiving.)

You can also help to index or transcribe our collections online so everyone can access them.

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Volunteer online

Work with Tasmania’s history. Help us index or transcribe our collections so everyone can access them. You can do as much or as little as you like and at a time and place that suits you.

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Do you want more information?  Email us at volunteercoordinator.libraries@education.tas.gov.au

All our volunteers need to have a Registration for Working with Vulnerable People

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