Libraries - Volunteer


Would you like to support your library service, meet new people and develop new skills? We are looking for volunteers to get involved in a variety of activities:

  • delivering books on wheels to housebound people
  • assisting at author events
  • helping at Rhymetime sessions
  • providing 1 to 1 help as an computer buddy
  • gardening
  • assisting at craft sessions
  • providing 1 to 1 help at homework clubs

To see our current vacancies, you should check our Culture Volunteers page. To apply as a volunteer, you will need to register with Poole Culture Volunteers. You can download or print a form from their page.

Friends’ groups

Friends' groups support the public library network in Poole – currently we have groups at Canford Cliffs and Canford Heath libraries. We welcome people from all parts of the community who share an interest in books and libraries, and who want to promote the library service within the community. These groups also help the library service by fundraising to buy books, equipment and furniture. If you would like to join a group, please contact your local library.

Reading Hack

Reading Hack is a programme led by young people aged 13-24 who do reading related activities and volunteering in libraries.

As a Reading Hack volunteer you will:

  • build skills
  • get experience for your CV
  • meet new people
  • support your community
  • have a fun, rewarding experience by helping others enjoy reading
  • Duke of Edinburgh and other accreditation schemes are welcome

For more information, call Lucy on 01202 262455 or email

Visit the Reading Hack website to learn more about it.

Code Clubs

Code Club is a nationwide network of volunteer-led after school clubs for children aged 9-11. We're always looking for people with coding skills to volunteer to run a club at their local library for an hour a week. You can team up with colleagues, someone will be there to support you and we provide all the materials you'll need to help get children excited about digital making.

Watch this YouTube video to find out more.

If you are interested in helping, get in touch with Katy on 01202 262429 or email

Page last updated: 16 August 2019
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