Volunteering with Coventry libraries

Can you spare a few hours?

Thank you to all our current volunteers for their excellent contribution to the library service.

At present we are not taking any applications for library volunteers. We will update these pages as soon as we are able to resume volunteering opportunities.

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Whatever your reason you may want to get involved be assured there will be some great benefits, making new friends, building self-confidence but ultimately making a positive impact in our local community. If you have a spare few hours and think this might be for you, we would love to hear from you.

What is a Library Service Volunteer?

A Library Service Volunteer is someone who wants to share their interests, passion and enthusiasm for libraries and the services they offer with others. Training will be provided in all aspects of the post and the volunteer will be supported and supervised by the local library staff.

What's in it for you?

  • Gain experience of working with different age groups
  • Volunteering as part of a team in a fun and dynamic environment
  • Raising the profile of your local library within the community

To volunteer in this role you will need to:

  • Meet and greet library users
  • Encourage reading and the use of other facilities within the library
  • Promote membership of Coventry Library Services

This role will suit people who:

  • Have a basic understanding of how the Library Service operates, either in general terms or from personal experience
  • Have the ability to communicate and engage with people of all ages, races, culture and abilities.
  • Have the ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing, with library staff, other volunteers and members of the public
  • Are reliable, confident and responsible individual, with enthusiasm and effective interpersonal skills
  • Are confident with the use of ICT and technology
  • Have the ability to cope with the duties and responsibilities of the role and the associated environment, including an understanding of health and safety
  • Have a patient and approachable manner
  • Are able to follow guidelines/instructions

Don't just take it from us

The below video captures the views and experiences from current volunteers and Library users at Earlsdon and Finham Libraries.


Would you like to find out more? Please contact the Community Resilience Team by emailing [email protected] or you can fill in and submit this online form.

To apply you must be over the age of 18. 

Community Resilience

Email: [email protected]

Coventry City Council
PO Box 15
Council House

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