Newcastle Libraries has a wonderful team of volunteers who help us deliver library services to you.
Our volunteers help us with:
We currently have opportunities for volunteers to help with:
Newcastle Youth Council
The Newcastle Youth Council is a Strategic Advisory Committee to the City of Newcastle and provides an opportunity for young people to have a voice in local government and advocate for the issues that are important to them. The Newcastle Youth Council is open to young people aged between 15 and 25 to provide strategic advice to the City and be involved in community engagement activities.
Find more information about the Newcastle Youth Council.
Newcastle Seed Library
Newcastle Seed Library volunteers manage seed donations, help promote the seed library via social media and assist with other general tasks and activities such as seed saving workshops, as required.
The Local History Library volunteers support the staff in conserving the collection and making it more accessible to the community.
The volunteer program currently runs on a Thursday morning in the Local History Reading Room.
Children's Programs – Bilingual
Children's Programs volunteers run preschool programs in their home language with training and resource support from library staff.
Adult Literacy Volunteer Tutor Program
There is great satisfaction in helping someone to learn to read a newspaper, fill out a form, look for work, or write with confidence. Our Outreach team are looking for tutors to assist adults needing assistance with basic English reading literacy.
Adult literacy tutors need to have good English reading and writing skills themselves; however, more important than technical knowledge, are qualities such as patience, encouragement, and treating others as equals.
Digital Support Volunteer
Are you confident in your knowledge of laptops and devices? Do you enjoy helping people with technology? The Newcastle Libraries in partnership with TAFE NSW are running a series of training courses on basic use of a laptop, the internet, emails and aims to help participants improve their digital skills and confidence. We are looking for volunteers to provide technical support to the participants during these digital training sessions. Problems usually include connectivity, making changes in the settings, retrieving passwords, registration and navigating pages.
If you are interested in volunteering at your library, please contact us via our volunteer enquiry form.