Group of volunteers having a coffee

Our Community Library


Stoneleigh Library is run by volunteers for the benefit of our community.


We rely on people just like you to keep this local resource available for everyone.
 Volunteer at main desk

The Benefits of Volunteering


Volunteering helps you make new friends, increases your confidence and lets you play a part in your community. It can also give you a better chance of getting paid work or improving your career prospects. In particular, it can help you to:


• learn something new

• put your experience and skills to good use

• discover new hobbies and interests

• include volunteering experience on your CV


• show potential employers you can handle a commitment

So, why not have some fun doing something that gives you a sense of satisfaction and achievement?

 Diana stocking the shelves

General Volunteering Roles


Being a general volunteer is an essential role which we rely on to deliver our day to day core service to the community.

General volunteer tasks include:

  • Helping people to use the Library
  • Processing and sorting books
 The Lending Machine

Other Volunteering Opportunities


Our library is more than just books, we also need people who can help with areas such as:

  • Children’s activities including Storybox and Rhymetime.
  • Displays and posters
  • Special events and projects
  • Assisting people to use computers

This is not an exhaustive list. If you think you could make a valuable contribution, please do talk to us.




What Can the Library Expect From You?

Most general volunteers work a three-hour shift every fortnight. But we understand that people have busy lives so we’re quite flexible.

Although we don’t pay travelling expenses, full training and support are given to all volunteers. Whilst previous library experience is not necessary, we do expect our volunteers to be:

  • Reliable
  • Willing to Learn
  • Happy to Help Others

If you’d just like to know a little more about how you can help your local community…

Please contact Diana Kay at:


by phone - please call the Surrey Contact Number on 03456 009 009 and press option 6 then ask to be put through to Stoneleigh Library.



Relevant documents can be downloaded below:

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Once completed, all forms can be handed in or posted to;


Friend's of Stoneleigh Library

c/o Stoneleigh Library

1 The Broadway
KT17 2JA