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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.
Woman holding book at the State Library. Photo by Jeff Camden.
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building tours for visitors, assisting with exhibitions and music performances and back-of-house projects which include historical document transcription and working with our collections.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.
We have a wide range of interesting volunteer projects available, however:
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.
We'll know more about the photos and it will be easier for people to find them online.
Help make newspapers easier to search and build a better resource for everyone.
You can contribute by sharing your knowledge and expertise.
Transcribe oral histories on Amplify.
If you are interested in a placement as a component of your tertiary studies, you are encouraged to apply for a State Library Fieldwork placement.
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.