Volunteer at your local library to make a difference
  • Wednesday 27 March 2013

Sunshine Coast Council is looking for community minded people interested in making a difference to volunteer at library locations across the Coast.

Community Programs Portfolio Councillor Jenny McKay said the region’s libraries play an important role in the community by providing meeting places that are warm and welcoming and keeping people connected to their communities.

“With almost 140,000 members and more than 500,000 books, audiobooks, DVDs, CDs, toys and puzzles and more council’s libraries are more popular than ever,” she said.

“Apart from these traditional services council’s modern day libraries are places to search for information, to connect with friends and to learn.”

Councillor McKay said council’s libraries are currently calling for volunteers to assist in providing a range of community services.

“For instance, we currently have some vacancies for volunteers to join the team who select, deliver and return library materials on behalf of a Home Library customer who for a variety of reasons, are unable to physically access the libraries,” she said.

“This valuable community service supports social inclusion and ensures that local residents have access to the resources and services of a public library, regardless of their circumstances.

“We are also looking for volunteers with a good understanding of computers, digital technology and software programs who will be rostered in the library to assist customers on a one on one basis.

“If this interests you and you are a good communicator and would like to share your skills, then we would love to hear from you.

“These are just a couple of examples of exciting opportunities for those who would like to make a difference and have a few hours to spare.

“Through the delivery of these types of services, volunteers make a significant contribution to the community by enriching the lives of these people.”

If you are interested in becoming a library volunteer, please contact your local library on 1300 542 727 or visit council’s library website.