City Libraries greatly values the roles played by our many volunteers, who enhance and extend library services. We welcome volunteers to provide support in the following areas.

We will advertise within our libraries when volunteering positions become available.

Home Library Service

Volunteers may assist by delivering library items to, and collecting from, the homes of home library customers. Own transport and car insurance required.

English Conversation Circles

Volunteers lead English conversation circles at branch libraries to assist participants to develop English language skills.

City Libraries, in partnership with Gold Coast Institute of TAFE, provide training to volunteers interested in teaching English as a second language.

Please read the City Libraries volunteering information guide below. Once you have read the guide, if you are interested in volunteering for this program, please complete the application form found below.

Special Needs Library

Our Special Needs Library located at the Nerang Library requires volunteer support to assist with stock maintenance.

Local Studies Library

Support with identifying, indexing, sorting, archiving and preservation of historical documents for the Local Studies Library.

Books and Bikkies

Volunteers support library customers who visit in groups from aged care and residential facilities to use the library. It is a relaxed social event where volunteers assist customers to select books, place holds and use electronic services.

Volunteer Connect

City Libraries connects volunteers with customers living within aged care facilities to support their residents reading needs. Libraries will train volunteers in the use of the library and collections. Volunteers select and deliver books to the aged care facility.

It may be a requirement of some aged care facilities for volunteers to hold a valid Blue Card. Obtaining or updating a Blue Card will remain the responsibility of the volunteer.

Adult literacy

Volunteers with a background in teaching are connected with adults looking to improve their literacy skills to provide one-on-one learning support in the library using the adult literacy resources available.

Please read the City Libraries volunteering information guide below to see the requirements for adult literacy tutor volunteers. If you are interested in the program, please complete the application form below.

Homework help

Volunteers assist students after school hours with research and homework help.

Volunteers must hold a Blue Card to work in this capacity.

11th Avenue Creative

Expressions of interest are open from individuals interested in volunteering to facilitate an art workshop on regular ongoing basis. Location: Palm Beach Library only.

Work experience

City Libraries is able to provide placement opportunities for university students studying for a library or information qualification. Anyone interested in work experience at City Libraries should phone 07 5581 6940.

Please note that applications for volunteer opportunities are considered on a needs basis when vacancies become available. All applications for voluntary positions are subject to a two month trial period, with a review at the end of this period and regularly thereafter.

To apply for the Home Library Service, Special Needs Library, Local Studies Library, Books and Bikkies, Volunteer Connect and Homework help volunteer opportunities at City Libraries, please complete the Volunteer Application form and return it to your nearest branch library.

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