Volunteering at the State Library 

Volunteering at the State Library offers a unique and rewarding opportunity to discover our resources and collections, to interact with our clients and be involved in the many events held at the State Library.

As a volunteer, you could be involved in sorting and indexing collection materials, ushering at concerts, assisting at book launches, helping with school holiday activities or carrying out minor documents repairs with our Conservation team. 

Volunteering will provide you with an opportunity to learn about and contribute to the State Library and community as a whole.

If you would like to discuss volunteering at the State Library please contact Mary Doyle on (08) 9427 3327 or email volunteers@slwa.wa.gov.au.

Spotlight on volunteers

Several times a year we spotlight the great work that one or a group of volunteers do for the State Library

Timea Kovacs

Timea Kovacs

Timea (Timi) Kovacs is, for many people, a familiar face at the State Library. Since joining the Library three years ago she has contributed in a wide variety of volunteering roles. Timi was born in Hungary and has Italian nationality. She is fluent in Hungarian, Italian, French and English.

"I have followed several interesting projects and had the opportunity to cover many different roles." said Timi.

In the Client Services Team Timi has regularly volunteered with the State Library Shop assisting with administrative tasks, stock-takes, book launches and discard sales. For the Liaison Aquisition & Description Team Timi translated letters from French to English. She has also been involved with the Community, Learning & Discovery Directorate and has assisted Better Beginnings with school holiday activities, the Perth Writers' Festival and AWESOME. She also helped with Family History Week, NAIDOC Week and the refuge storytelling project Stories from Afar. 

Sadly for us, Timi's volunteering will soon come to an end as she, and her husband Alberto, will be returning to Italy mid 2015. Many thanks Timi for all your great work. We will miss you.

Current Positions 

Please note that the State Library screens its volunteers and some positions may require a Police Clearance or Working With Children Card.

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Page last updated: Tuesday 2 June 2015

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