Library, Museum & Gallery


Volunteering at Coffs Harbour Libraries, Museum and Gallery

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Meet new people, learn new skills, and participate in the stories of our community as a City Library or Arts and Museum volunteer.

As a volunteer, you can share your passion for arts, culture and customer service. With our new and exciting cultural service facilities in Yarrila Place, you may choose to enhance the visitor experience, support our cultural programs or help behind the scenes to ensure its smooth running.

Volunteering at Yarrila Arts and Museum is a great way of discovering more about the arts and local history, gaining work experience, making new friends and supporting your local arts and cultural institutions.

Volunteering at our one of our 3 libraries will enable you to use your skills and experience in a range of activities including assisting at events and story time, preparing craft activities, delivering books between branches and to housebound residents and re-shelving books and other items.

If you’re interested, simply register below.

What happens after I apply to volunteer?

We'll contact you to talk about your application. We will also give you more information about the volunteer role/s you're interested in, and arrange any paperwork needed to get you started.

If you have any questions, please call us on (02) 6648 4000.

Background checks

For most volunteer roles we will ask for a Police Check and a Working With Children Check.

If you are aged 18 or over, please make sure you've completed or applied for a Working With Children Check before you apply to volunteer with us.

If you have any questions or need help with an application, please talk to staff at your library or call us on (02) 6648 4000.

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Mission Statement


We acknowledge the Gumbaynggirr People, Traditional Custodians of the land on which we live and work, and pay our respects to their elders past and present.

What we do

The City of Coffs Harbour is committed to delivering the highest quality services and facilities for our residents and visitors. To find out more about who we are and what we do, please visit our website.

Our Commitment to Volunteers

The City is committed to meeting best practice standards for volunteer programs and providing a collaborative, supportive, and safe working environment for volunteers. We also aspire to make the volunteer experience an enjoyable and rewarding one for those that partake in our programs. Council volunteers are managed, supported and resourced following the National Standards for Volunteer Involvement, developed by Volunteering Australia.

Our Vision

The My Coffs Community Strategic Plan identifies the community’s vision for Coffs Harbour as “Connected, Sustainable, Thriving”.

The My Coffs Plan is centres around four themes:

  • Community Wellbeing
  • Community Prosperity
  • A Place for Community
  • Sustainable Community Leadership.

Organisational Values

Innovation:               We deliver excellence in our services through innovation

Customer Centric:    Our customers are at the heart of everything we do

Collaboration:           We work together to seek solutions both internally and externally

Empowerment:         We support our people and provide them the scope to deliver outcomes

Accountability:          We are transparent and responsible in all that we do