Why volunteer with us

Help strengthen your local community and gain valuable skills by getting involved with one of our many volunteering opportunities.

Volunteering for Suffolk Libraries is very rewarding and social experience.

Our volunteers play a vital part in supporting the library service and the services and activities we provide to local people. They do not replace paid staff, but work alongside them in a wide range of roles.

What volunteers do at Suffolk Libraries

There are many volunteering opportunities to get involved with, including:

  • Helping to reduce social isolation through our Explore Together service
  • Supporting children's literacy by helping run the Reading Quest
  • Getting involved with our libraries' community or their Members Groups by helping to run fundraising events and community outreach projects
  • Supporting many of our events and activities
  • Delivering books to elderly or disabled people in their homes through our Home Library Service.

Benefits of volunteering with Suffolk Libraries

Research shows that when you give your time to others, there are benefits for you as well.

  • You'll meet dynamic, friendly people, make new friends and help inspire and support others
  • Choose from a diverse range of opportunities and activities
  • Learn new skills and get great experience for your CV
  • Help strengthen your local community.

Interested in getting involved? Take a look at our latest volunteer roles.

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