Volunteers' Week


We would like to say a big 'thank you' to all our volunteers, past and present, who have given up their free time to help out their local libraries. Volunteers help our customers in so many ways. Here are just a few examples:

  • Keeping our stock organised and tidy
  • Helping customers with enquiries
  • Delivering books to housebound customers
  • Teaching customers how to use computers
  • Helping customers with family history research
  • Running Bounce and Rhyme sessions for children

What our volunteers have to say

“I would encourage anyone to volunteer, if you do have the time to spare. The people that I work with are so welcoming and kind, they are a really good team and to feel part of a team again, and to feel useful, has made a huge difference to me”

Caro, Volunteer at Chesham Library

“It’s very rewarding, you meet people, you feel you are doing something useful for the community, you provide a really good service”

Charlotte, Volunteer at Wing Community Library

“One of the things that you find on shift is that you are always learning something, whether its about the books, or whether its about people, or about what's going on in the village. You always leave your shift knowing that you have learnt something”

Eric, Volunteer at Farnham Common Community Library

More videos are available on our playlist

How to Volunteer

Are you interested in volunteering? Find out more about the various roles we have to choose from on our Volunteer page.

Home Library Service

The Home Library Service helps keep Buckinghamshire residents who find it difficult to visit a library connected to reading and their local community.

Home Library Service volunteers are matched to clients in their local area, choosing books for them based on their preferences and taking these to their homes once a month.

The Home Library Service is a great way of sharing your love of reading. It helps us offer housebound customers a connection to all the services the library has to offer.


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