Volunteer

About Volunteering

As a small not-for-profit library with limited resources, we are always grateful when people are able to spare some time to assist.

In addition to general volunteers, we are also always looking for volunteers with either library experience or training who can assist in specialised areas/projects.

We can use help in the following areas:

  • Book Covering
  • Vertical File Maintenance
  • Archive Description
  • Dewey Decimal System Maintenance
  • Indexing and Cataloguing
  • Front Desk Work
  • Shelving
  • Social Media
  • Website
  • and more!

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.

If you would like to know more about our volunteer program, please read our Volunteer Policy.

Friends of the PMI Victorian History Library

You can also become a Friend of the PMI Victorian History Library. The Friends of the PMI Library volunteers are an integral part of the library. The Friends promote and support the library in many ways including organising and overseeing second-hand book sales – raising funds which are used to purchase items for the library collection. The Friends also run family history workshops and assist at events.

If you would like more information about the Friends, please contact the Library.

Join a like minded and social group, to help with the PMI booksales, family history workshops and events.

Benefits of Volunteering

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

  • Job reference or statement of work experience if needed/applicable.
  • Free library membership once 15 hours of volunteering have been completed.
  • An invitation to the celebratory function at the end of each year in which volunteers are recognised.
  • The chance to obtain long-term Volunteer Awards e.g. five years and ten years
  • Knowing that you are making a valuable contribution to a community owned, non-profit library service and a living part of Victoria’s heritage.

Join the wait list

Please note, our volunteer program (including friends of the PMI) is currently at capacity and we are unable to take on new volunteers at this time. If you would like to be notified when places become available, please complete the form below to join the wait list.

    General VolunteerFriend of the Library

    Opening Hours

    Monday: Closed
    Tuesday: 10.00am–4.00pm
    Wednesday: 10.00am–4.00pm
    Thursday: 10.00am–4.00pm
    Friday: 10.00am–4.00pm
    Saturday: Closed
    Sunday: Closed

    Click-and-Collect By Appointment Only on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday between 9:00am – 5.00pm

    Contact Us

    PMI Newsletter

    Our regular newsletter features information about what is happening at the library, upcoming events and articles about Victorian history.