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building tours for visitors, assisting with exhibitions and music performances and back-of-house projects which include historical document transcription and working with our collections.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.
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.
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.
Fieldwork Placement Program
Fieldwork placements for term two have now been filled. Please check back later in the year for updates and further opportunities.
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.