London Borough of Barnet

Library volunteers

Your library needs you: become a library volunteer

  • are you enthusiastic, energetic and passionate about your local library?
  • would you like to gain new skills, meet new people and contribute to your local community?
  • are you interested in volunteering to help with a range of activities and services in Barnet libraries?
  • are you aged 18 years old or over? Information about volunteering for 14-17 year olds

Current opportunities:

  • Book Care Assistant - to shelve stock and carry out basic repairs. This role is available at School Libraries Resources Service
  • IT buddies to support IT learners in libraries and give basic computer help at drop-in sessions.  This role is available at Golders Green library
  • Local Studies Book Capturer - to digitalise documents and books for use on computer. This role is available at Local Studies and Archives
  • Local Studies Document Lister- to create a list of building plans to help people search the collection. This role is available at Local Studies and Archives
  • Local Studies Transcriber- to transcribe index cards ready to be transfered to a database. This role is available at Local Studies and Archives
  • Make friends with a book - The Reader Organisation is looking for individuals to lead shared read aloud reading groups at Grahame Park Library and at other community and care settings. We are also looking for one to one readers. Full training and support given. Please contact for more details
  • Volunteer early years assistants supporting library staff by setting up the room, signing people in, handing out musical instruments and promoting the library service. This role is available at Burnt Oak and Grahame Park libraries
  • World Book Night Volunteers - The Reading Agency is looking for volunteers to help distribute books for World Book Night on Thursday 23 April 2015. If you would like to help Barnet Libraries give away books in your community on the night, please apply before 30 January. You can choose any library in Barnet as your collection point.
  • Young peoples event assistant to help out at the Game On computer gaming sessions at Childs Hill library

To find out more our volunteering opportunities please see the Downloads box on this page or email us at

Barnet libraries volunteer project

How to find out more about volunteering with Barnet libraries

North London Business Park (NLBP), Oakleigh Road South, London N11 1NP

Tel: 020 8359 7775

Volunteer Centre Barnet

7th floor, Barnet House, 1255 High Road, Whetstone, London, N20 0EJ

Tel: 020 8364 8400