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Volunteers are people who commit time and energy for the benefit of others in the community and for themselves; who do so freely, through personal choice and without financial reward.

Bedford Borough Library service has a policy of encouraging the use of volunteers to complement the role of library staff. Volunteers provide additional help in a variety of ways so that the quality of the service to the customer is enhanced. They can also help us to engage more effectively with our local communities.

Bedford Borough Libraries uses volunteers in the following defined roles-

  • Down Memory Lane volunteer
  • Digital Buddy - pdf 178kb
  • Library Link volunteer
  • Local Studies volunteer
  • Reading Activist (as part of the National Summer Reading Challenge)
  • Shelver
  • Volunteer gardener

Bedford Borough Libraries is currently recruiting for Digital Buddy volunteers - there is a link to the role profile above and the application form can be downloaded below:
Bedford Borough Volunteer Application Form (Word doc 80kb)

Are you aged 14 to 19 years old? Would you like to make a difference in your local community?
Why not volunteer at your local library?
There are fabulous opportunities in Bedford Borough Libraries.
Discover more and how to apply here or ask at your local library

For other information about other volunteer roles in the Bedfordshire, please contact the Community and Voluntary Service on 01234 354366 or go to

Page last updated: 18th January 2018