Volunteer With Us

Volunteers are key to establishing a sustainable model of free, public-access community libraries. They drive programs like circulation, the Reading Project, Head Start To Learning, arts & craft, workshops, book clubs etc. They also participate in critical jobs like community mobilisation & relationship building, fundraising, media outreach etc. TCLP is open to different skills, talents and aptitudes volunteers bring in and in fact, many of its programs have grown from volunteer-led initiatives.

Please note: we do not take on short-term volunteers i.e. volunteers available for only a few weeks or months, due to the training period required to understand & integrate into our programs.

TCLP thrives when volunteers don’t just come in to ‘do good unto others’ but are motivated to work in partnership with communities and engage in thinking about empowerment strategies & activities.

TCLP’s work is centered around questioning privilege, and issues around caste, religion, race, gender, sexual orientation, and discrimination in any form. These can be uncomfortable questions but we strongly believe they need to be discussed in our free library spaces. As part of TCLP it is expected that you leave room for self-examination and reflection.

We will not tolerate any actions that compromise child / members safety.

Opening hours:
TCLP South Extension - Kotla: 
10am to 6pm all days of the week
TCLP Khirki:  10am to 6pm all days of the week
TCLP Sikanderpur, Gurgaon:  10am to 6pm all days of the week

Before applying please go through the following important documents:

  1. Self Reflection Checklist  to check if you have what it takes to be a part of our library community.
  2. Code of Conduct
  3. Child Safety and Protection Policy

Once you've gone through the above documents, please fill up our Volunteer Application Form and someone from our team will connect with you.

The Community Library Project
Dharam Bhavan, C-13 Housing Society
South Extension Part -1
New Delhi - 110049
Donations to The Community Library Project are exempt from tax under section 80G of the Income Tax Act. Tax exemption is only valid in India.
Illustrations provided by Priya Kuriyan.
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