Volunteer With Libraries

Welcome to B&NES Libraries Volunteering Portal!

On this page you can see all of the volunteering opportunities we currently have live, please click on an activity title to read more about the specific role.

We have a real mix from short-term roles to weekly groups and from visiting the community to behind the scenes, so there is something to suit everyone however you'd like to get involved!

If you'd like to join the team, please click the button to the right to fill in an application form. If you use Better Impact with another volunteering organisation, use the 'Fill in an application form' button on the right, then log in to your account. Your contact details and availability will be shared between organisations, but all other information is accessible only to the organisation you have shared it with. You can read our privacy notice here.

If you have any questions, please email Library_Volunteers@bathnes.gov.uk

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Bath Central Library

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Chatterbooks Group Leader 1
Code Club Leader 1

Keynsham Library

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Baby Bounce and Rhyme 20 3/28/2023 5/30/2023
Chatterbooks Group Leader 1
Events Volunteer 1
IT Guides 1
Storytime 1

Libraries at Home

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Book Drop 1
Home Library Service 1
Home Library Service Support 1
Reading Friends 1

Midsomer Norton Library

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Baby Bounce and Rhyme 13 3/27/2023 6/19/2023
Chatterbooks Group Leader 1
Events Volunteer 1
Storytime 10 3/29/2023 5/31/2023

About Us

B&NES Council Libraries reach across all of the communities in Bath and North East Somerset. We have locations in Central Bath, Keynsham and Midsomer Norton and a Mobile Library that covers most rural locations.

Our free public libraries serve customers from across the community. They can borrow books, audiobooks, DVDs and Music and order items in from across the LibrariesWest area which includes Bristol, Somerset, North Somerset, South Gloucester, Dorset and Poole. We also provide access to computers, local history resources, newspapers, magazines and study space.

We run a wide variety of clubs and events, from children's storytelling and the Home Library Service to our Dungeons and Dragons Club, many of which are only possible because of the generosity and enthusiasm of our dedicated volunteers.

In our most recent survey our volunteers gave us an overall score of 4.5/5 and rated 'feeling welcomed by staff' at 4.8/5. Some of their comments included finding their role "interesting and fulfilling", they were "enjoying the role", "very happy" and one said "I have been impressed by the support from the regular staff".

We are always striving to expand the services we offer and to improve the lives of everyone in our community, if you would like to help us with this then please view our opportunities and get in contact.