Volunteer at the library

Volunteers support the library staff in various capacities and supervised by library staff they work with patrons and help with special projects and community events.

Do you have attention to detail? Basic computer skills? A love of literature and a desire to help people?

We have a range of volunteer opportunities that might be suitable for you!

Home Library services

Volunteers assist by selecting and delivering library items to, and collecting from, the homes of home library customers. 
A Council car is provided for delivery. Drivers licence required.

Archive angels

Assist the Broken Hill and Outback Archives with administrative tasks such as identifying, indexing, sorting, archiving, preservation of historical documents and work on projects as required.

Adult Literacy

Volunteers with a background in teaching are connected with adults looking to improve their literacy skills to provide one-on-one learning support in the library using the adult literacy resources available.

Code teen

Help teens aged 8 to 17 learn coding skills as they work through tutorials (as beginners) or their own projects (intermediate/advanced) in this drop-in program.
Volunteers coach and support participants individually or in teams, as they develop coding skills to create web pages, apps, and games in an open, free learning environment.

English conversation

Help build adult newcomers’ skills in spoken English and create confidence in speaking – in an informal, respectful and inviting space.

Events and activities

To assist and support staff with preparation, set up, delivery and pack up of library events and activities

Bilingual storyteller

An adult volunteer (18+ years old) who is fluent in a language to read to/with local children in a bilingual setting.

IT buddy

For volunteers with an interest in sharing their digital literacy skill sets with Library customers.
The volunteer in this role provides support, guidance and tuition to customers interested in learning about digital technology such as personal computers, mobile phones, etc.

Reading with me

Help a young reader in Grades 1 to 6 discover the magic of reading. Volunteers share literacy-based games and fun books and support children one-on-one to foster a lifelong love of reading.

Oral History

Gather, preserve and promote living history by collecting the stories of people who have experienced it firsthand.


This list is not exhaustive, download the Library Volunteer Handbook(PDF, 698KB) for more information

Interested? Have a chat with us about the application process.

Apply here