Volunteer with us


Whether you want to volunteer during our opening hours or would prefer something more behind the scenes, we have roles that may suit you.

We’ve grouped the tasks we need doing into volunteer roles, and you are welcome to do more than one role. And everyone can share ideas on how to make the library even better. Please expand the headings below to read more about the volunteer roles we’re currently offering.

Share Bristol is for the benefit of all the community in Bristol, for everyone, and we will welcome anyone from the community volunteering with us, with the exception of those under 18 years old at this stage. 

Our volunteer partnership agreement tells you how we promise to support and value you, and what we expect from you.

  • Welcoming all members and visitors to the library during open hours – we’re especially looking for volunteers for Tuesdays 10:30-12:30 and Saturdays 10-2 at the moment.
  • Being part of a team looking after our library catalogue.
  • Putting new Things onto our online library catalogue, or improving the information we provide
  • Helping with Things going out of the library and being returned when we are open to the public.
  • Test out Things when donated or returned from being borrowed. Think tents, sewing machines, drills.
  • If you have the experience, fix or repair donated Things that have faults. Think electronics, replacing batteries, sewing.
  • All Things also need cleaning before their library catalogue photo shoot or their next borrow!
  • Each check and brief notes of faults need to be entered on a computer.
  • Help maintain our premises.
  • A wide range of skills and interests can be useful here for creating attractive seasonal window displays and making the space welcoming.
  • This role can be carried out when we’re open to the public or outside of opening hours.
  • Attend occasional events to promote the Library of Things.
  • Help deliver leaflets to spread the word.


If you’d like to help us with any of the above volunteer roles or have other skills you’d like to share then please complete our volunteer application form.