Our volunteer program

The State Library of Queensland Volunteer Program officially commenced in July 1989.

Our dedicated and invaluable volunteer team is made up of people of all ages and backgrounds who generously contribute their time and energy to a wide variety of volunteer projects. The volunteers participate in both behind-the-scenes and front-of-house projects which include historical document transcription, providing building tours for visitors to SLQ and exhibition guides.

The volunteer program greatly enhances the capabilities of SLQ and provides a very enjoyable and interesting way to become involved with and to support one of Australia’s great cultural institutions.

Apply to join our volunteer program

To apply to join our volunteer program, please email us at volunteering@slq.qld.gov.au.

Become a digital volunteer

State Library of Queensland is looking for digital volunteers to tag, text correct, or transcribe its significant collections of historic photographs, newspapers, and books. It doesn’t matter if you’re from Thargomindah, Toowoomba, Toowong, or Taipei. All you need is an internet connection and you can Pitch In!

Find out more about Pitch In! and get tagging, text correcting, transcribing or telling your Queensland story.

Download the Volunteer Report

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