Volunteering at the PMI Library:

In a small non-profit library with limited resources, we are always grateful when people are able to spare some time to assist with the smooth running of the library. We can use help in the following areas:

Volunteering at the library:

Newsletter mailoutOur newsletter mailout is a big job - but many hands make light work! Volunteers for this job would be required for a 2-3 hour session up to four afternoons per year. Duties include collating, folding, sealing and labelling. Afternoon tea provided!
Book coveringBooks and other materials added to the collection are labelled and covered by volunteers who attend the library weekly. Training is provided for skills in this area. Time commitment is entirely up to the individual. Currently we have a full contingent of book care volunteers.
Other dutiesSome volunteers with technological, library or administrative experience carry out scanning of the PMI archives, data entry, bibliographic searching, collating and binding of periodicals and periodical audit duties. If you are interested in any of these tasks, or if you have any particular skills that you would like to use or develop, we look forward to receiving your expression of interest in volunteering at the PMI.

Volunteering at home:

PMI PamphletsDo you like to keep fit by going for walks around your local area? If so, and you live within the greater metropolitan area of Melbourne, why not take a batch of PMI pamphlets with you for delivery to mailboxes in your local area? The size of the batch is up to you, and delivery of even a small batch will help us spread the word about the library.
Creating a basic indexThere are many small books in the library which would be much more useful to researchers if they contained a basic index. If you would be interested in creating an index for a book, an information sheet of basic guidelines will be provided to help you.

Benefits of Volunteering

There's a range of ways you can benefit from volunteering:

How to Volunteer at the PMI

Simply email the Volunteer Coordinator and include the following information: Thank you very much for your volunteer expression of interest.