Volunteer with us

 ​Applying to become a volunteer

To apply to volunteer with Libraries Tasmania fill in our Expression of Interest form.

Expression of Interest form

Volunteers need to have a Registration for Working with Vulnerable People  before they can start. It is important they also support the values, purpose and aims of Libraries Tasmania. For more information please read our Libraries Tasmania Volunteer Information Guide.

Volunteer help in libraries across the state, but not all roles are available at every library. Some volunteer roles are also very popular and will have long waiting lists. We will hold onto your details for 12 months so you don't need to fill in the expression of interest form more than once a year.


Please email volunteercoordinator.libraries@education.tas.gov.au for more information.

Libraries Tasmania are celebrating National Volunteer Week! 

A huge thank you to all our wonderful volunteers for the amazing contribution you make to our libraries. Please see this video message to all our volunteers from Sue McKerracher, Executive Director of Libraries Tasmania. 

​Volunteer Roles

Our Volunteers

Volunteers are an integral part of Libraries Tasmania. Our volunteers share their time, skills and knowledge with us in a wide range of areas. We welcome people from all backgrounds, age groups, and areas of the community.

Volunteers assist our clients in a variety of ways such as:
  • Adult literacy and numeracy
  • Supporting skill development
  • Helping people who are returning to study
  • Delivering books and items to people in their community who can't visit the library
  • Helping out behind the scenes with administration
  • Providing IT Help and supporting digital literacy
  • Supporting children's programs and school holiday programs
  • Bringing our collections to a global audience by volunteering online or assisting the State Library and Archives Service.
They are part of a team of over 600 volunteers. Working with our staff to support and deliver services to the community.

This video information is available as a Text transcript.

Leaving Volunteers

If you are a volunteer who is finishing up in their role, we ask that you complete a short survey about your time volunteering with us.

Volunteer Exit Survey

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Volunteer online

Work with Tasmania’s history. Help us index or transcribe our collections so everyone can access them. You can do as much or as little as you like and at a time and place that suits you.

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State Library and Archive Service volunteers

State Library and Archive Service volunteers assist with data entry and preservation, customer service and IT help. (Please note, there are currently no on-site vacancies available in data entry, preservation and archiving.)

You can also help to index or transcribe our collections online so everyone can access them.

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Programs and services support volunteers

Programs and service support volunteers are involved in activities that enhance our programs and services, such as IT or family history help, childrens activities, administration, displays and events

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Home library service couriers

Home library service couriers support the delivery and return of library items for community members who are housebound and unable to attend the library.

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Adult literacy tutors

Provide literacy and numeracy support, contributing the 26TEN strategy to raise adult literacy and numeracy levels.

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Adult learning mentors

Work with our clients, one on one or in small groups to support their learning.