Events & Activities volunteer

Events and activities volunteer

Libraries aren't just about books! Surrey Libraries is committed to providing learning, cultural, well-being and fun events for our users. We are looking for volunteers to support or lead activities such as reading groups, craft clubs, conversing in other languages, creative writing sessions, children's rhymetimes and storytimes, coding clubs, Filmspace and author events.

We welcome your ideas to introduce a new activity or event to the library – talk to staff in your local library about starting a group, running an event or helping with our current ongoing activities, and about any skills you'd like to share.

You can be involved at any level, from having an idea for an activity, to organising an event or just helping out on the day, depending on what you feel comfortable with. Typical tasks could include:

  • Introducing ideas for new activities or events in the library.
  • Planning and/or leading events or activities.
  • Working with staff to evaluate the success of an event or activity.
  • Liaising with staff about any issues, problems or concerns relating to the activity.
  • Supporting other volunteers or staff to deliver activities for adults or children which could include:
    • Setting up/clearing up the designated room/space before and after an activity
    • Greeting people on arrival
    • Encouraging attendees to join/use the library
    • Reporting back to the local library team any interesting questions or comments
    • Collecting feedback from participants to help the library service to review the activity

To volunteer with us for this role you will need to be:

  • Willing to share skills and ideas.
  • Friendly, approachable and good at interacting with others.
  • Organised and reliable.
  • Enthusiastic about the library service.

Volunteers are currently required at Ash, Cranleigh, Godalming, Guildford and Horsley libraries. (Nov 2022)


For further information please click on the Fill in an Application button.  Please be mindful that this will direct you to our own application form and so perhaps save your fuller answers for that one



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Surrey Libraries is a dedicated local government library service; providing information, knowledge, resources, support and entertainment to our local community.