Volunteer to help your local library

Swindon Libraries are looking for volunteers to get involved in a variety of activities. There is something for everyone, whatever your interest and whatever time you have available.

If you would like to volunteer for Swindon Libraries, you must first attend a Volunteer Recruitment Evening (with the exception of Summer Reading Challenge). This is a chance for anyone interested in volunteering with Swindon Libraries to find out more information. We discuss available roles, what is involved, explain the application process and provide information about training and the benefits of volunteering with the library service. Please see details on Volunteer Recruitment Evenings below.

Summer Reading Challenge volunteer

Summer reading volunteer

Photos © Dale Cherry 2017 for The Reading Agency, with thanks to Newham Council and Calverton Primary School

It’s not too late to help! We are still recruiting for the Summer Reading Challenge.

With summer just around the corner, libraries all around Swindon are starting to prepare for the biggest project of the year. The Summer Reading Challenge runs annually throughout the school summer holidays and helps to promote reading and literacy for children aged 4 - 12. It is produced by The Reading Agency, and delivered by libraries across the UK. Each year the Summer Reading Challenge will have a wacky fun theme to encourage kids to read six books over the holidays and this year it’s Animal Agents!

Take a moment to read the Summer Reading Challenge volunteer role description.

One you have read about what it involves, register online below or print and fill out a form and hand it in to your local library.

Summer Reading Challenge volunteer online registration form

Volunteer recruitment evenings

By volunteering you can develop your skills, meet new people and contribute to your local community. We are looking for volunteers to help with Library Support, Library IT, English Conversation Clubs, Children’s Storytime & Activities, Library Events and lots more. We are looking for volunteers at all libraries in Swindon. Find your nearest local library via the Library directory.

Please see the dates below for the next three Volunteer Recruitment Evenings. Make sure you register so we know you’re coming. There will be tea, cake and coffee plus a chance to meet us and ask any questions relevant to volunteering.

Wednesday, 26 July 2017
6.00pm – 8.00pm
West Swindon Library, Link Centre, West Swindon 

Wednesday 26 September
6.00pm – 8.00pm
North Swindon Library, Orbital Shopping Centre

Wednesday 26 October
6.00pm – 8.00pm
Park Library, Cavendish Square 

For all other enquiries, please contact our Volunteer Development Officer, Molly Campbell at  lvolunteers@swindon.gov.uk or ask for more information at your local library.

Further opportunities

For other volunteering opportunities, please see the web details below: 



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