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Volunteering at the Library

State Library Victoria is dedicated to being recognised as the trusted and dynamic cultural custodian of the rich heritage of Victoria, ensuring access for all to better understand our past, inform our present and inspire our future – and you can help us achieve this goal.

Join our vibrant community of culture enthusiasts and explore the worlds of arts, history, literature and tourism with us. Discover and explore our vast collections, engage in inspiring programs, and connect with our trusted experts. Together we bridge the past, present and future for all.

Volunteers make an invaluable contribution to the Library by bringing unique skills, strengths, experiences and passion. By participating in one of our volunteer programs you can contribute to showcasing the collection, profiling expertise and maximising the use of our world-class spaces.  

Volunteering is all about making a difference in the community and is a fantastic way to meet people and learn something new.


Volunteers have the opportunity to become involved in a range of activities at the Library.

Greeters: Volunteer greeters welcome and assist visitors in finding their way around the Library spaces and exhibitions, escort visitors to where they need to go, provide basic visitor information and refer questions to appropriate Library staff. Positioned in various locations throughout the Library, Volunteer greeters enhance the experience for Library visitors and support the work of their Library colleagues. 

Tour guides: Volunteer tour guides provide a welcoming and informative experience for all visitors to the Library. Tour guides engage visitors through the sharing of comprehensive information regarding current exhibitions and events, State Library Victoria history and architecture, and public and education programs. Our volunteer tour guides also help ensure the safety of visitors and collection items.  

Who can volunteer? 

The Library actively welcomes and values the unique contributions of all people. We strongly encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians, people from culturally diverse backgrounds, LGBTIQ+ people and people of all abilities to apply for volunteer roles at the Library.

To apply for a volunteer role, prospective candidates must:

  • Be at least 18 years old, and must be legally permitted to volunteer in Australia.
  • Be willing to obtain a Working with Children Check before commencing.
  • Sign a Volunteer Agreement to commit to the values and policies of State Library Victoria before commencing.

Please email us at [email protected] if you have further queries about volunteering at the Library.

View current volunteer opportunities

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