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Extra ordinary day volunteers, 2022


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.

Volunteer program

The volunteers participate in both front-of-house projects such as providing building tours for visitors, assisting with exhibitions and music performances and back-of-house projects which include historical document transcription and working with our collections.

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

Learn more about our Volunteer Program in 2022-23. 

View our Volunteer Program Policy below. 

Become an onsite volunteer

We advertise State Library volunteering opportunities on the Volunteering Queensland portal.

  • You must be 18+ to join our volunteer program. 
  • Your application is subject to a security screening background check.

We have a wide range of interesting volunteer projects available, however:

  • we do not provide ‘work-experience’ roles or professional internships via the volunteer program
  • volunteer project duties do not incorporate professional training or
  • replicate any duties or positions undertaken by paid State Library staff.

For more information, contact the Volunteer Coordinator on (07) 3842 9633 or

Become a digital volunteer

State Library of Queensland is dedicated to making its digital collections more visible and accessible online so that everyone can use and share them, now and in the future. You can help by becoming a digital volunteer! Check out the projects below to tag, text-correct, transcribe and help tell Queensland stories.

Please note, though, that Trove is no longer a Centrelink-approved organisation. 

For more information, contact the Volunteer Coordinator on (07) 3842 9633 or 

Fieldwork Placement Program

For the latest information about Fieldwork Placement opportunities at State Library, visit Fieldwork Placement Program.


If you are seeking a professional internship with State Library please note that we are able to accommodate a limited number of interns via our partnership with Australian Internships

Australian Internships is a commercial entity and requires the payment of fees for registration and ongoing management of your placement/s. Registration with this company does not guarantee a placement at State Library.