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.

Please note that we will be closing the library in February 2015, in preparation for building works taking place through the spring and summer. Therefore, we are not recruiting any new volunteers at present. 

Details and changes will be published on the website as they emerge.


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.