Volunteers help our library service to continue to develop activities and to support reading and learning. You can meet new people, learn new skills, gain confidence and give something back to the community, all in a friendly environment.
We will offer:
What we expect from volunteers:
All our current opportunities are listed below with a link to a form for you to register your interest in volunteering.
We'll ask you to complete an application form and you'll need to give us the names of two people we can contact for references.
If you'll be working with under 18s or vulnerable adults we'll also ask you to complete a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.
When we've received your application form we’ll have a discussion with you about the role. We'll talk to you about:
If we agree that the role is suitable, we'll keep in touch while we get references and apply for the DBS check if necessary. If your skills or experience don't match the role, we'll try to suggest some other opportunities for you.
Finally we'll agree dates for training and induction and a start date.
Friends of the Library are groups of volunteers dedicated to enhancing the Norfolk Library and Information Service. As members of the Norfolk community, their mission is to engage with the community and raise money to fund specific projects or to equip our library with new materials, furniture or collections.
Donations to the Friends of the Library support the library’s vital role to the community and supplement the library’s books, music and film collections, programmes and services.
In becoming a Friend of the Library, we would like people to come up with creative ideas and events to fundraise for their library, and to give their local library feedback on their services.
Are you a confident with IT? Could you help others gain new skills in using basic IT?
Norfolk Library and Information Service are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to help others gain confidence with using a computer.
The role will involve:
We are looking for people with good communication skills and the ability to help others with basic IT enquiries.
Norfolk Library and Information Service are looking for volunteers to offer support to job seekers within their local community. The role will involve:
Volunteers will need to have good communication skills and wish to support people who are currently unemployed. They will have confidence in working with a wide range of adults with different learning needs.
The sessions will be delivered online via Zoom and training is available to support volunteers in this role.
The Royal Voluntary Service Home Library
The Home Library Service provides delivery of library materials to members of the community unable to visit the library due to age, disability or restricted mobility.
If you would like to volunteer to help us deliver the service, contact the Home Library Service on 01603 397998.
The RVS are always looking to recruit volunteers to support libraries across Norfolk, but we are especially in need of volunteers in the following areas: Swaffham, Thetford, Watton, King’s Lynn, Aylsham and Norwich's Plumstead Road Library.