Volunteer With Us

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Please go through the information on this page carefully before applying. TCLP reserves the right to not accept volunteers if it is identified that the application and the organization's volunteering requirements do not match.

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, and can volunteer with our digital library - Duniya Sabki, Cyber Project, Laptop Access and Learning Program. 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 only work with volunteers, who are 18 years old or above. We rarely consider long distance volunteers, but anyone who is interested in volunteering with us may write to branch coordinators and share a proposal for how they can contribute long distance. 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 and integrate into our programs, and due to members' need for stability and community.

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:

Monday - Friday 10 am to 6 pm, Saturday - Sunday 1 pm - 9pm

Volunteer Application And Selection Process

Before applying volunteers must 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, and ONLY if you feel confident about abiding with the policies, work ethics and values of the organisation, should you fill the application form for the branch you would like to volunteer with. Someone from the organization will then reach out to you for an interview.

TCLP reserves the right to not accept volunteers if it is identified that the application and the organization's volunteering requirements do not match.

TCLP Khirki Volunteer Application Form

TCLP Sikanderpur Volunteer Application Form

TCLP South-EX Kotla Volunteer Application Form

Duniya Sabki (Digital Library) Volunteer Application Form

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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