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.

  • Attending local events to promote the Library of Things.
  • Delivering leaflets to spread the word.
  • Describing Share Bristol including how the Library of Things operates and our aims and values.
  • You will need to be friendly and approachable.
  • You will need to be confident at engaging and communicating with people in English.
  • This role will be on an adhoc basis, as and when suitable events come along.
  • Welcoming all members and visitors to the library during open hours – we’re looking for volunteers for Saturdays 10-2 to join our team rota.
  • 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.
  • You will need to be confident on a computer.
  • Test out donated things before they make it into the library catalogue or as they return from being borrowed. Think tents, sewing machines, power drills.
  • 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 move it on 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.
  • Then, when in good working order, all things will need cleaning ready for their library catalogue photo shoot or their next borrow!


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.