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Volunteering

We have many opportunities for volunteers in St Helens Libraries and there's bound to be something that suits you. Roles include:

Befriending Service Volunteers -  visit homebound library users in their own homes and make regular deliveries and collections.

Digital Champions - help others to improve their basic computer skills, find out how to search for a book in our online catalogue or borrow an e-book. Also Digital Champions are trained to assist people with their online claims for Universal Credit and other benefits. The training is free and is carried out by Helena Partnerships. Please contact Gillian Yates for more information.

IT Support Volunteers - support our customers with basic computer tuition and help them get online.

Local History and Archive Volunteers - assist library staff in the preservation and organisation of the archive collections.

St Helens Through the Lens Volunteers - assist the project archivist in making a collection of 3000 glass plate negatives accessible to the public.  See the volunteer role description for more information.

Reading Hack Volunteers – Reading Hack is a scheme for young people aged 13 – 24 who organise events, inspire other young people to read and so much more.

Schools Library Service Volunteers - help library staff in the organisation and delivery of Schools Library Service to St Helens schools.

If you feel that you have any particular skills to offer St Helens Libraries as a volunteer, we would love to hear about them.

In order to deliver high quality frontline services to library users, volunteers will undergo training and guidance and in return we are looking for a regular and reliable commitment from our volunteers.

We appreciate your interest in St Helens Libraries and if you would like any further information about volunteering, please contact the Library Volunteer Coordinator or complete the Expression of Interest Form.