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2020 Volunteering and work placements



Volunteering is an opportunity for you to gain new skills, help out your community and boost your CV.  If you volunteer with us it can be counted towards your V record or Worcester Award,.   This allows you to gain official recognition of your contribution.


Library Services projects

You could help with one of our projects.  You can choose what projects you want to be involved in.  These may include taking part in research projects, providing feedback for developing our services or recruiting new Library Services staff.

Get in touch with us if you are interested in finding out about opportunities.


The Hive

We value our Hive volunteers and they are involved in a wide range of activities.  You may be able to help with welcoming visitors into The Hive or with in their selection of a book.  As a volunteer you could support members of the public to improve their skills through our Job Club or be one of our Digital Champions.  If you can speak French, Italian, Spanish or Russian, why not come along to one of our language cafes to find out about opportunities there.  Events support or helping with activities may be of interest to you.

If you are a friendly person who enjoys meeting and helping a wide variety of people, visit The Hive website to complete a joining form. 

Contact The Hive admin team if you would like more information.


Research Collections

It is important that we know exactly what is in our collections.  Volunteers help us with cataloguing of collections, producing catalogue cards, listing items and carrying out stock checks.

You may be interested in helping us to conserve our exciting collections.  This can involve basic cleaning of items, packing and labelling. 

Our research projects may relate to specific collections and archives. 

We welcome support with our social media platforms which could include Twitter and blog posts.  Creating text for displays and exhibitions is another area that you could gain some experience in.

We will put calls out when these opportunities become available.


Study Happy

If you have an interest in health and well being, we can help you to use you skills to deliver Study Happy sessions.  We can tailor activities to suit your interests and area of study.

If you have an idea for a Study Happy initiative or would like to know more about becoming involved, email Ask a Librarian.



Work placements

As a University of Worcester student you can undertake a work placement module.  These are project based and can be tailored to suit your interests and the length of your placement.  You will be able to develop professional and reflective skills in your chosen area and gain project and time management experience.

You can work independently on your own project and also as part of a friendly, supportive team.

See our news and guide to Library Services work placements for more information. Contact us to discuss your own idea for a project or browse the range of current opportunities below.  


Project title Project description
Student social media hero

We are looking for students to help us design and manage social media campaigns.

You will be given the opportunity to develop sought after social media skills in a professional environment, gain project management experience and learn about impact measuring tools. 

You will develop the project autonomously but with the support of a friendly team. 

Student blog editor

We are looking for students to design and create student-focused content for our blog.

The project will allow you the freedom to decide on the content, direction and presentation of posts and to bring your own skills and experience to the blog.

You will have the opportunity to develop your creative and editorial skills and gain project management experience working autonomously within our friendly team.