Libraries ACT


Libraries ACT volunteers 2019

Libraries ACT is a division of the ACT Government Transport Canberra and City Services (TCCS) directorate. We deliver public library services to the ACT community via nine branches across Canberra, the Home Library Service and the ACT Heritage Library.

Browse our volunteer opportunities below. Look at the role description to find out the skills required, tasks involved, time commitment, and any eligibility requirements. 

We recruit volunteers depending on need, and may not have a suitable role available at the time you enquire. However we are always happy to talk to you about options.

We engage volunteers in a variety of roles to enhance and extend our services. Our volunteers contribute significant effort, support and commitment and make a real difference in our community.

Find out more about volunteering with Libraries ACT by reading the TCCS Volunteers Handbook.

Visit the TCCS Gateway homepage to see what volunteer roles are available in other areas of Transport Canberra and City Services. 

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Current volunteer opportunities

English Conversation Classes

Would you like to assist people to understand English and the Australian culture? Are you interested in meeting people and learning about other cultures?
 
Become an English Conversation Tutor and help people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds improve their English skills. Lead conversations with migrants discussing general issues and popular topics in a supportive environment. Connect people to library resources and services that are relevant to them.
 
Volunteers will ideally work with one or more other volunteers, either leading or assisting to facilitate group discussions. If possible, participants should be grouped by skill level.
 
Participants are not required to register so the composition of the group changes from week to week.
 

Home Library Service

By volunteering with the Home Library Service, you can allow vulnerable members of the community to access library material when it would otherwise be very difficult or even impossible for them. You will be delivering library materials once a month to someone who is unable to reach the library due to disability, injury, care responsibilities, or a variety of other reasons.

You have the option of telling us where you would like to deliver to and from what library you would like to collect material. Flexible arrangements can be made easily, and the time commitment to this role is minimal.

To view a complete role description, please click here.

Adult Literacy Tutor

 

Would you like to help people improve their reading and writing skills?
Help an adult reach their personal learning goal. Gauge the learner’s current skill level and select or design literacy activities to enable them to reach their learning goal. Introduce the learner to the resources and services in our libraries.

 

 

English Literacy Tutor

Would you like to assist an adult to improve their English reading and writing skills?

Volunteer in this role to assist adults who are learning English to improve their reading and writing skills. This program complements Libraries ACT’s English Conversation Classes.  

With support, gauge an adult learner’s current skill levels. Create a personal learning plan to help the learner achieve their reading and writing goals.

Use resources from the library and/or online. Select or design practical literacy activities based on the learner’s needs and interests. Introduce the learner to resources and services in our libraries.

Meet with the learner at a library branch once a week. Your session will be one-on-one and up to an hour long.

English Conversation Class - group organiser

Are you interested in meeting people and learning about other cultures? Would you like to assist people to understand English and the Australian culture?

Volunteer with an English Conversation Class and support people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds improve their English skills. Lead conversations with migrants, discussing general issues and popular topics in a supportive environment. Connect people to library resources and services that are relevant to them. Volunteers will ideally work with one or more other volunteers, either leading or assisting to facilitate group discussions. If possible, participants should be grouped by skill level. Participants are not required to register and the composition of the group changes from week to week.

As well as participating in the class, the group organiser coordinates the schedules of the volunteers. They are the contact point between volunteers and the staff supervisor.

Read the role description for an ECC group organiser.

Our Vision

Libraries ACT champions literacy, learning and the pleasure of reading and aims to inspire and connect people. Libraries ACT’s vision is literacy and learning for life.