Volunteer with us


Whether you want to volunteer during our opening hours or would prefer something more behind the scenes, are local to Share Bristol Kingswood or Share Bristol Bedminster or live further afield, 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 Share Bristol even better. 

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. 

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

  • become part of Share Bristol’s volunteer management team
  • help determine our strategy, direction and activities
  • take responsibility for the overall compliance and governance of the charity in partnership with the other trustees
  • take the lead on our marketing, PR and engagement plans and activities

For further information and details of how to apply please see our Share Bristol – Director recruitment pack  May 2024.

  • Help to set up for events
  • Help the event to run smoothly
  • Be available to help people out and answer their questions
  • Describing what Share Bristol is and how the Library of Things works
  • Helping to pack away and tidy-up
  • Welcome all members and visitors to Share Bristol during opening hours
  • Be part of a team looking after our Things
  • Put new Things onto our online catalogue or update the information about them
  • Oversee the Things being lent out returned by members
  • Be confident on a computer and in using our LendEngine database (training is provided)
  • Test out donated Things before they make it into our catalogue or as they return from being borrowed. Think tents, sewing machines, power drills, saws, popcorn makers.
  • Make notes of your experience (think of it as a review) and also anything that doesn’t work, needs repairing, or is slightly quirky – so we can fix it or recycle it to ensure we only provide Things in good working order to our members.
  • If you have the experience, you can fix or repair donated things that have been tested and have faults reported. Think electronics, replacing batteries, sewing, finding spare parts.
  • Then, when in good working order, all Things will need cleaning ready for their photo shoot or their next borrow!


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

If you’d like to apply to be a Trustee it’s a different process. Please see our Share Bristol – Director recruitment pack – May 2024.