The Wiener Library has a strong tradition of working with volunteers. Our volunteers are vitally important to us as an organisation and we could not achieve what we do without them.
Our roles offer people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds the chance to gain new skills and knowledge. Many of our volunteering roles, including social media assistants, bloggers and event assistants, are designed to be flexible and fit around your studies, training or job, making them ideal for younger volunteers. All of our roles allow volunteers the chance to gain experience in many aspects of Library life.
If you would like to find out more about what different volunteering roles at the Library involve, and the kinds of skills that you can acquire through volunteering at the Library, please read through the role descriptions below.
We are currently recruiting for the following volunteering roles:
Please contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Leah Sidebotham at email@example.com to register your interest for any of these roles.
We are currently recruiting a team of Volunteer Bloggers to contribute regularly to The Wiener Library Blog by writing articles about significant anniversaries, Library events, reviews of books/films or current issues relating to the Library.
We are currently recruiting a team of Volunteer Book Reviewers. Due to the academic qualifications required for the role we are recruiting by application.
We are looking for reliable and friendly volunteers to help set up and welcome visitors at the Library’s programmed events.
The Wiener Library is looking for enthusiastic and reliable volunteers to photograph some of the Library’s events and items from our collection as required.
Social Media Assistant
We are currently recruiting for motivated and committed volunteers to help us put together content for our social media channels (Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Instagram), with a primary focus on Twitter.
We are looking for committed and enthusiastic volunteers to guide members of the public round the Library’s basement archives.
We are particularly looking for volunteers who are fluent in German, but welcome volunteers fluent in other languages represented in our collections as well including Polish, Hungarian, and Hebrew. You will be translating PDFs of the Library’s original collections into English.
What skills and experience will you gain?
- Developing your written language skills and translation skills
- Attention to detail
- Working to a deadline
- Knowledge of the Library's unique collections
Translation experience desirable but not essential.
Short Work Placements
The Wiener Library welcomes requests to undertake short-term work placements or work experience projects of up to two weeks. We currently have a waiting list for these short-term placements; for more information and to register your interest, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Leah Sidebotham at firstname.lastname@example.org.