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Volunteering and work experience in a Library

Work Experience

Work experience placements are available at libraries throughout Worcestershire.

Short or long-term work experience placements are a great way to develop your skillset, explore potential career opportunities and boost your CV.

If you would like to enquire about work experience opportunities at Worcestershire libraries email: or speak with a member of staff at your local library.


Volunteering can be a great way to gain confidence, develop your own skillset or use your existing skills and knowledge to help others. Volunteering can also help improve general health and wellbeing, providing opportunities to stay connected with others and develop a sense of purpose and achievement.

Worcestershire libraries offer a variety of volunteering opportunities to support delivery of library services and special community projects:

How to apply

If you’d like to be part of our library volunteer community get in touch!

No one is excluded from volunteering, however, we do ask for references and some roles are subject to a DBS clearance.

If you are interested in applying for a volunteer role at Worcestershire Libraries, please download and print an application form below.

Please note: We are currently updating our application process so there is no online form at the moment.

Please fill in the Hive Application Form (PDF) for any library, just state on the form which library you would like to volunteer for. Alternatively please contact

Download: Volunteer Agreement (PDF)

Download: Volunteer Policy (PDF)

Download: Hive Application Form (PDF)

Download: Summer Reading Challenge Volunteer Application Form (PDF)

Please return completed Volunteer Application Forms to or hand to a member of library staff at your nearest library.