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: 

Local and Family History

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.

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.

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.

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.

If you are interested in volunteering at your library, please contact us via our volunteer enquiry form.