Youth Volunteering

If you are looking for opportunities to volunteer in libraries and you are a young person aged 14 and above, Slough Libraries offers two main forms of volunteering:

Duke of Edinburgh Volunteering

Want to volunteer with Slough Libraries outside of the Summer Holidays? If you are a teenager or young adult aged 14+ and you are involved in the Duke of Edinburgh Bronze, Silver or Gold schemes, you can do your volunteering with us at Britwell Library, Cippenham Library, Langley Library or The Curve!

You will get to help with activities such as

  • Shelving
  • Shelf-tidying
  • Craft preparation for children's events
  • Tidying/straightening the books
  • Finding books e.g. for reservations
  • Supporting an event
  • Help customers with the Self Service machine

If you're interested in this role download the Duke of Edinburgh volunteer role pack for more details. To apply download and fill in the application form and email it to us at

Summer Reading Challenge volunteering

Volunteer this summer with Slough Libraries Slough Libraries are looking for young volunteers aged 14 and above to help children keep reading in the summer holidays.

Have fun and gain new skills, great for your CV!

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Volunteers can work towards Vinspired awards for 10, 30, 50 or 100 hours volunteering.

As a volunteer you will help library staff:

  • Join children to the Summer Reading Challenge
  • Talk to children (mainly aged 4-11) about their books
  • Hand out stickers and rewards

For more information and to apply please see Role Description for summer volunteering and download the Application Form for summer volunteering.

Slough Borough Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults, and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment.