Volunteering at the State Library

Volunteers are vital ambassadors for the Library, displaying enormous passion for our collection and dedication to their work.

Digital volunteering tasks  

Delve deeper into the wonders of our collections and start volunteering online today. Find out more about digital volunteering. 

Front-of-house tasks 

Front-of-house tasks are performed onsite and include welcoming visitors and assisting with events and programs.

Behind-the-scenes tasks 

Behind-the-scenes tasks are performed onsite and include data entry, sorting collection material and providing basic administrative support.  

Prerequisites for all tasks

  • An interest in the commitment and principles of the State Library of NSW
  • An ability to relate to a wide range of people
  • An ability to perform an identified role or roles
  • Email address essential  

Contact us

If you are interested in joining the volunteer team, please send your expression of interest or any questions to volunteer@sl.nsw.gov.au. Expressions of interest will be kept for 12 months from the date of receipt.