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Volunteer at the Library

Volunteers make a huge contribution to the work of the Library. We value our volunteers highly – the time, energy and talent they contribute is vital to our work.

Volunteers also have the opportunity to actively engage with our history, culture, knowledge, ideas and the world of books.

Library volunteers perform a broad range of crucial roles, including:

  • organising and indexing collections to improve the community's access to them
  • leading public tours and assisting with family and school holiday programs and Library events
  • raising money for the State Library of Victoria Foundation.

For volunteers, it's a great way to develop new skills and learn more about one of Victoria's leading cultural centres. Whether you're a post-secondary student, retiree, parent or businessperson, we'd love you to volunteer with us.

Work experience placements are available to secondary school students in Years 10 and 11.

Read our volunteer charter to learn more about our commitment to our volunteers.

Thank you for your interest in volunteering at the Library. Our next general intake will be in early May 2014. Volunteer positions available will be listed on this webpage in early May.

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