Volunteering opportunities

Volunteering is a great way to gain and develop valuable skills, build your confidence or enhance your CV. Aberdeen City Libraries has a well-established volunteer programme and were awarded the Volunteer Friendly Award in 2020 recognising the high level of support offered to volunteers taking part in our programme. This page outlines some of the ways that you can become a volunteer with Aberdeen City Libraries. If you would like to discuss any of these opportunities further get in touch for more information and to check availability.

Duke of Edinburgh's Award

Young People working towards their Duke of Edinburgh's Award can volunteer on a regular basis in libraries throughout the city. Contact should be made in the first instance by the young person themselves via email or telephone.

Visit the Duke of Edinburgh's Award website.

Saltire Awards

Young People aged 14 to 25 who volunteer can accumulate volunteer hours to count towards a Saltire Award. Contact should be made in the first instance by the young person themselves via email or telephone.

Visit the Saltire Awards website.

Work experience

Aberdeen City Libraries has a number of places throughout the year for school pupils seeking to take part in work experience placements. Contact should be made via your school's normal placement procedures.

Aberdeen City Libraries also offer a range of volunteer work experience placements to help gain employability skills and experience. Referrals can be made through the Aberdeen City Council Adult Learning team, Activity Agreements, third sector organisations and further/higher education establishments.

Further opportunities

Details of opportunities that may arise during the year will be advertised on this page as well as through Aberdeen Council of Voluntary Organisations (ACVO). These ad-hoc opportunities will include, for example, support for short-term specific events or programmes, or on a more regular basis to enhance current services.

Contact details

Aberdeen City Libraries
Central Library
Rosemount Viaduct
AB25 1GW
01224 652500


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