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Volunteering and vacancies


Work and volunteering

Library volunteering opportunities

We are looking for volunteers to get involved in a variety of activities in Merton libraries. There's a role for everyone, whatever your interests, skills and the time you have available. We recruit for a variety of roles including; IT Trainers, Library Ambassadors and Youth Events and Marketing Volunteers.

Current vacancies: 

Summer Reading Challenge Volunteer - All libraries

Meet & Greet and Shelver (dual role) - Colliers Wood

IT Support - Colliers Wood

English Language Volunteer - Colliers Wood

Children's Activity Support Volunteer - Raynes Park

Story Time Volunteer - Morden

Story Time Volunteer - Wimbledon

IT support volunteer - Raynes Park 

Children's reading volunteer- Mitcham

Storytime volunteer - Mitcham

Meet and greeter and shelver (dual role) - Mitcham

Meeter and greeter - Morden

Shelver - Morden

Resource Team Volunteer - Mitcham

Merton Art Space Volunteer

Events co-ordinator- Facilitator

Events co-ordinator- Organiser

Events co-ordinator- Promoter

Marketing and Communications Volunteer

Apply today

To express an interest in joining our team of volunteers please complete the form below or contact your local library.

Library volunteering expression of interest form

What can I gain from volunteering?

You will have the chance to meet and help people from the local community, creating a sense of achievement. In volunteering you will build experience and develop your skills to enhance a college, university or job application.

What support will I be given?

You will receive a full induction to the Service, and ongoing training and guidance. We will reimburse any expenses for lunch (if volunteering more than 4 hours in one day) and travel.

Volunteers thanked for supporting our award-winning libraries

Volunteers dedicated more than 35,000 hours of their time during the last year to support Merton’s award-winning library service and were invited to an event at the Civic Centre in Morden on Thursday 10th November. Certificates of recognition and awards were presented by the Mayor of Merton, Councillor Brenda Fraser, the Cabinet Member for Community and Culture, Councillor Nick Draper and Khadiru Mahdi, Chief Executive of Merton Voluntary Service Council.


Janina Craske, who won the Outstanding Contribution Award said: “I have always loved books and reading and libraries. I enjoy volunteering at Raynes Park Library because it makes me feel part of the community.”


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