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Current library volunteering opportunities

We currently enjoy the support of over 100 volunteers working with the Richmond upon Thames library service, participating in a number of different activities.

Waiting list

Whilst we currently have a waiting list for some roles, you are still welcome to return an application form to us and we will keep you informed when new roles arise.

Current vacancies

  • Coder Dojo Mentor at the Information and Reference Library
  • Coder Dojo Champion (project lead) at the Information and Reference Library
  • Garden Volunteer at Teddington Library
  • Community Garden Volunteer at Ham Library
  • Novel Steps Volunteer (borough-wide)
  • Bingo Volunteer at Ham
  • French Conversation Group Volunteer at Whitton
  • Spanish Conversation Group Volunteer at Richmond Reference Library and Whitton Library

Volunteering role descriptions

I would like to volunteer, what should I do?

Please fill out and return a volunteer application form (pdf, 93 KB).

Email your completed application form to

Richmond libraries also offer volunteering opportunities for students undertaking their Duke of Edinburgh's Award.

Process for volunteers

There is an interview process for prospective volunteers and all successful volunteers will be asked to supply two references. Certain volunteer roles will require a Disclosure and Barring Service check.

Please note that we will not be able to process applications from library members who have previously been excluded from the library service.

More information

For more information please email or phone 020 8734 3301. We look forward to welcoming you to the team!

Updated: 11 June 2024

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