The Feminist Library is run almost entirely by volunteers which is why your help is vital. As well as being home to our ever-growing collection, the Library holds events related to all aspects of feminism so there are many ways to get involved.

If you’d like to offer to help you could join our Volunteering team. We are currently looking for volunteers in many different areas. 

Drop our Volunteer Coordinator Lola an email at volunteer@feministlibrary.co.uk, they will send you a handbook with more information and guide you through your volunteer journey with the Feminist Library. This handbook will share with you the Feminist Library history, and an insight into the types of work you can do while volunteering with us.

As a volunteer, you will be kept up to date with upcoming events and ways to get involved via email and our Library Volunteers Facebook Group, which you are invited to join (if you haven’t already done so!).

We ask you to read the handbook carefully and refer to it whenever questions arise. We encourage you to get in touch with any questions or comments you may have with our volunteer coordinator in person or via email. Any feedback about your volunteer experience is welcome and there are feedback mechanisms to support this.

Who can volunteer with us?

We believe the library should be a space of learning, growth, care and community. As such, much time and energy has been put into thinking about the kind of space we would like to create. Feminism is a complicated and exciting set of ideas, theories and actions – we want people to be able to ask questions, change their minds and develop their practice of feminism with us.

Everyone (trans, cis and intersex), who remains attentive to the community policy is welcome in our space and can volunteer with us. We do not police gender in our spaces.

When you agree to volunteer with us, you agree:

• To help the Library fulfil its aims and objectives

• To perform your volunteering role to the best of your ability and work in partnership with other volunteers

• To follow, support and respect the Feminist Library’s procedures, policies and standards

• To maintain the confidential information of the Feminist Library and our volunteers

• Meet time commitments and standards agreed to and give reasonable notice so other arrangements can be made when this is not possible

• To act responsibly and within the law

• To let the Library know first if you have any problems or complaints so you can be directed to our accountability procedures.