To find out about volunteering opportunities in Sydney, Perth, Brisbane or Melbourne please contact the relevant Volunteer Manager via the form located here.


The Footpath Library could not operate without the awesome support provided by our volunteers.

In fact, our book distribution operations, which stock around 130 hostel libraries, are predominantly run by 120 Volunteers across four states: NSW, Victoria, Queensland and Western Australia.

Currently, our main volunteer opportunities centre around packing books at our warehouse units, management/support positions in our branches, and public events from time to time.

If you are not currently near one of our operating areas or if our current opportunities don’t quite suit then perhaps you’d like to run a book drive at your local school or work to help stock our libraries.  If you’re interested in this please contact one of our Book Resource Managers via our contact form.

Please note that we do not currently have plans to begin operations in South Australia. If you are based in SA and would like to support our service you can make a donation here. We’d love to have your support.