Volunteer with us

Our Volunteer Program offers a friendly environment where volunteers work alongside our paid staff to extend and support our collections, services and programs.

Volunteers assist through a range of roles.  These roles include home library service couriers, adult literacy tutors, adult learning mentors, assistance with preservation and access to our unique archival and heritage collections, and general volunteers, who help in areas like IT and administration.

Our volunteer framework provides our volunteering objectives.

Volunteer Vacancies and Waiting Lists

Not all of our volunteer roles are offered at every library.  There might also be waiting lists for particular roles at some of our libraries. 

The following libraries have no current vacancies or very limited vacancies for volunteer positions:

​No Vacancies

​Limited Vacancies

Glenorchy Library

Hobart Library

Huonville Library

Burnie Library - may have positions in their Adult Literacy Program only

Devonport Library - is seeking Program and Service Support and Adult Learning Mentor volunteers at Devonport and Latrobe Libraries

Launceston Library

Rosny Library - may have positions in information technology and their Adult Literacy Program

State Library and Archive Service - online volunteering positions only


Please contact volunteercoordinator.libraries@education.tas.gov.au if you would like more information about available roles in our other libraries, or would like to be placed on a waiting list.

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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.

​Extra resources

Interested in volunteering?  Email us at volunteercoordinator.libraries@education.tas.gov.au

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