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Volunteering Opportunities

We are looking for volunteers to join our team in the new year. Do either of these roles sound like they might be for you?

Cover of the book showing four women in early 20th century clothes carrying placards with slogans asking for "Votes for Women"

Book review: What the Suffragists Did Next

Find out why our volunteer Anna highly recommends this book.
In 1918, David Lloyd George’s post-war government passed the Representation of the People Act, and for the first time women were included in the political process. Women now accounted for nearly 50 per cent of the electorate, but universal suffrage was a long way off, and women still had to face censure and discrimination in their professional and personal lives.

The Torch of Woman Kind

Zachari Duncalf, researcher, trainer and consultant, as well as a GWL volunteer, has been foraging through the archives for insight into women’s experiences of the psychiatric system.

The Burning Chambers by Kate Mosse

Our volunteer Elaine introduces Kate Mosse’s latest novel set in 16th century France.

Warm Welcome

We’re recruiting!

We are seeking to appoint a Front of House Facilitator who will staff our Front of House as well as working with and supporting a team of volunteers to provide a warm welcome to all our visitors.

Bike shelter outside Glasgow Women's Library

Introducing our new bike shelter

As part of our commitment to encouraging and supporting green travel we now offer our cyclist visitors access to a locked and dry bike shelter, thanks to funding from Cycling Scotland.

New memorial to East Ender Maggie McIver

Following our nomination of the “Barras Queen” Maggie McIver, Historic Environment Scotland have announced that she will now be recognised thanks to a Commemorative Plaque to be placed on the Barrowlands Ballroom.

Three volunteers sitting round a table laughing while reading messages on a "sharing tree"

Recruiting volunteers for two roles

We’re looking for new volunteers who are keen to learn and can bring enthusiasm, fresh ideas and a passion for GWL’s values and work.

Volunteers and staff at the Awards ceremony, receiving the Finalists' certificate.

Committed to Diversity and Inclusion

Volunteers are at the heart of everything we do so we were really chuffed when the Volunteer Programme was shortlisted for an award.

Louisina and Claire working together on a laptop

We Are GWL: Louisina and Claire

We Are GWL is a way of providing introductions to our amazing volunteers and workers who make the library what it is. Find out what you can do, see and be through reading our volunteers stories. Interview and photography by Jessica S.U.