Hamilton city Libraries are seeking passionate volunteers to share their skills and passions in several of our volunteering opportunities.

Are you passionate and proud about a hobby or skillset you have? Want to share that passion with others? Come and join the Hamilton city Libraries team in sharing that with our community! 

We have opportunities available in different areas, including but not limited to:

  • Ngaa Ratonga - Our Services: We are looking for volunteer Computer Mentors with technology and teaching skills. We are also on the lookout for Homebound volunteers who can assist us in delivering books to customers with temporary or permanent disability or illness.

  • Programming: Assisting or running one-off or recurring community programmes.

  • Events: Assisting in the running of large events, that generally run for one night, or across a weekly period.

See below to get an idea of the kind of services we offer and what will be involved in volunteering.

Computer Mentors

Computer Mentors are technology professionals or tech-savvy individuals who dedicate their time to encourage and guide those who need support in using computers. 

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Homebound Service

Our Homebound volunteers deliver and pick up items from our lending collection to those who are affected by illness or disability and cannot visit the library.

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Events and Programming

Help showcase our services by volunteering for our events and regular programming.

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Firstly, you can register your interest with our team by filling out the form.

We will get in touch and discuss what you would like and be suited for, as well as your availability.

All of our volunteers need to undergo a police vetting, which can take up to 5 weeks, at which point you can be given an induction and are able to begin your volunteering. 

If you have contact with people under 14, you will need a VCA (Vulnerable children's act) vetting, in addition to a police vetting. This can also take up to 5 weeks.

Talk to our team and we can help you pick from the options we have, or even come up with something brand new from your skills and experience! - You never know what people may want to join in on, the odds are that if it interests you, it interests someone else! 

While volunteering doesn't come with pay, it is an amazing chance to give back to your community and follow your passions. Many of our current volunteers just love sharing a passion of theirs, like their hobbies or culture. Some also learn a lot, or just love supporting their community. 

Volunteering can be great work experience and look great on your CV.

This is looked at on a case-by-case basis, but sometimes we are able to help by providing some basic resourcing, such as pens, paper, printing, use of AV equipment, free meeting rooms and spaces to use etc. We can also help with marketing of your business or services through our social media. 

Register to volunteer

If any of these opportunities interest you, please contact us by filling out the form below and let us know about yourself, your ideas, and your skills.

What kind of volunteer work are you interested in?
What days are you available to volunteer?
What time are you available to volunteer?
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