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By volunteering for Lifeline not only will you be making a difference to the lives of other Australians who use the Lifeline services, but you’ll also be enriching your own life.

It takes a lot of dedicated people to provide Lifeline's telephone crisis support services 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, across Australia. Lifeline Canberra relies on support from the community to answer the crisis support line, raise funds and run the iconic Bookfair events.


Online Bookstore

Lifeline Canberra earns a major part of its funding by selling thousands of donated items at our three Bookfairs. We offer a wide range of fiction and non-fiction books for all ages, as well as magazines and pamphlets, comic books and atlases, records, CDs and DVDs, games and puzzles.

A limited selection of our rarer, more valuable or collectable items is available for purchase from our online bookstore catalogue.


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Becoming a Bookfair Volunteer

At the Warehouse

Volunteers are needed all year round for activities including sorting, pricing and packing books, computer based searches and record keeping, and a variety of logistic and support tasks.

We're currently seeking volunteers to join our warehouse logistics team on an ongoing basis. 

Logistics tasks involve:

  • Greeting donors and helping to unload their donations.
  • Moving boxes of books and other material between the various work areas of the warehouse.
  • Collecting pallets of boxed books, and preparing them for storage for the Bookfairs.
  • Collecting recyclable paper, plastic and other waste from the sorting work areas.

Training is provided. Some heavy lifting is required.

Our warehouse is located at 40 Heffernan Street, Mitchell (map).

We have a volunteer break room with tea, coffee and snacks provided. The Lifeline book warehouse is a great community environment.

We have vacancies on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays (urgently need Friday volunteers). 

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At the Bookfairs

Up to 100 volunteers are needed to ensure that each Bookfair runs smoothly.

Jobs include setting up tables, moving boxes of books and other sale items, tallying purchases, taking payments, staffing the cloakroom and clearing at the end of each Bookfair. We also need volunteers to put out road signs before the Bookfair and traffic marshals to help direct cars in the parking area.

We have a volunteer break room with tea, coffee, cakes, slices and lunch provided.

More information

To find out more and get involved, contact the Lifeline Canberra Book Warehouse on 02 6241 2901, email  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or visit the Warehouse at 40 Heffernan Street, Mitchell ACT 2911.