Jobs & opportunities

Volunteering at the Scottish Poetry Library

At the SPL volunteers are a major resource, making a vital contribution to the achievement of our aims.

Volunteers complement and do not replace the roles of paid staff, and we believe our relationship with our volunteers is one of mutual responsibility and commitment. Volunteers contribute to many aspects of our work. In particular, volunteers are key assisting on Saturdays and during evening events.

We are currently recruiting volunteers to work in our newly refurbished building. Please complete the volunteer application form and send with your CV if you have one, to


We can occasionally offer short term work experience or more formal placements at the Scottish Poetry Library. However, during 2013-2015 we are unable to do this.

At present we do not offer work experience for secondary school pupils, but this policy is currently under consideration.