Book Fair Volunteer

Book Fair Groups

Interested in becoming a book fair volunteer?

Volunteers who love books and enjoy reading are needed to help with the preparation of our major book fairs and the smaller book sales. The tasks include cleaning, culling, sorting, categorising, pricing and packing of books and helping on sales days.

By volunteering to help with book fairs, you will be making a difference to everyone who uses Lifeline’s services. It is also fun to work with others in a cooperative social atmosphere in a stimulating environment.

Lifeline Harbour to Hawkesbury’s two book fair groups process book donations and conduct the book fairs. Each group has a great team of enthusiastic and book-loving members. Many have been volunteering for years.

Working hours for individual volunteers are completely flexible – come when you can, leave when you must. Some group members come one day a week, while others find it convenient to come in a couple of days. Socialising over tea, coffee and lunch is an important part of the groups’ time together.

When some of our 2020 book fairs were cancelled, our Lindfield and Hornsby book depots opened their own Lifeline Book Shops in September and October. We are looking for people who are able to volunteer in a variety of roles, including helping to set the stores up for trade, serving customers and  sorting/collecting donations. If you would like to apply as a volunteer or receive more information, please email

Book Fair Volunteers

What’s in it for you?

  • Personal & professional growth
  • Giving back to your community
  • Learning new skills and experiencing new things
  • Meeting new people and making new friends
  • Training and development opportunities
  • Knowing that by volunteering you really are making a difference!

Lindfield Group

Our Lindfield group meets at the Polding Road Book Depot, at the corner of Polding Road and Ignatius Road, West Lindfield. View directions.

We operate from Monday to Thursday between 9:00am and 3:00pm.

If you would like to join us or would like more information, contact our Gordon Office.

Hornsby Volunteer Group

Our Hornsby group meets at Leighton Place, Hornsby. View directions.

We operate on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays between 8:30am and 2:30pm.

If you would like to join us or would like more information, contact our Gordon Office.