Public Library Volunteers

Website Lubuto Library Partners

Lubuto Library Partners is seeking local volunteers!

Lubuto Library Partners is a nonprofit organization creating public libraries for children and youth in Zambia, particularly targeting vulnerable children and those who have been excluded from the formal educational system. Our mission is to provide an open system of accessible services to vulnerable African children and youth through Lubuto libraries, enabling them to develop the knowledge and skills to reconnect with their culture and community and participate fully in society.

We are looking for volunteers in Lusaka who are interested in working hand in hand with our staff to serve the children in our libraries. Our library is located in Garden Compound, and volunteers might:

– Read with children, one-on-one or in small groups

–  Assist with the day-to-day operations of the library, including shelving books, supervising certain areas of the library, data collection, etc.

–  Assist with library programs such as drama, arts, or literacy

– Adopt other responsibilities after discussion with the Program Manager and library staff

We are looking for volunteers who:

–  Enjoy working with children and teens

–  Are committed to supporting the library’s role as a safe space for children of all backgrounds and walks of life

–  Are teachable and open to learning new ways of doing things

If you’re interested in learning more, please email [email protected]  to arrange a time to meet and visit our library in person!

Please note that this is purely voluntary work and we do not provide stipends, transport or lunch allowance.

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