Can you lend a hand at our libraries?

2 October 2023

Can you help? Volunteers are needed to help run programs at our libraries. We are currently seeking volunteers for the following:

Old Mill

Do you want to be involved in keeping one of Western Australia's oldest heritage sites open to the public? Our Old Mill volunteers are scheduled monthly on a Saturday or Sunday from 1-4pm.

Volunteer duties include opening and closing the premises, greeting visitors, answering any questions and recording visitor numbers. No specialised knowledge is required however, volunteers should have good communication skills and be able to talk to a wide range of people. Volunteers should be 18 years or over

Time for Play

Do you enjoy working with children and families?  Our Time for Play Volunteers will provide support to local families who join us each week during school term time for our Time for Play sessions. Volunteers will assist our library staff to set up and pack down play resources. Previous experience working with children would be a great advantage. A Working With Children Check is essential for all Volunteers working in this role.

English as a Second Language

The English as a Second Language (ESL) conversation groups provide a safe space for members of the community to practice English in an informal setting. As the leader of the conversation group, volunteers will develop and maintain professional relationships with interested participants seeking to practice and improve their English reading, writing, listening and speaking skills to support a diverse, connected and engaged community.

ESL volunteers will be required to: 

  • Assist the Libraries in the delivery of the English Conversation Group
  • Plan and guide conversation topics during group sessions
  • Provide participants with feedback on their progress
  • Encourage positive group conversation and networking possibilities

Our ESL conversation groups run on Wednesday and Saturday at Manning Library and Friday at South Perth Library.

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer or would like to find out more about these volunteering opportunities, please contact the Volunteer Coordinator at

South Perth Library