Library Volunteer

Supporting our community is vitally important at LibraryPlus and our volunteers can make a real difference. You could help us in a variety of ways including making customers feel welcome in the library, signposting to information and services, helping them to use library equipment and resources, delivering books to those unable to visit the library, delivering library activities or simply helping with refreshments at regular groups. If you are interested in volunteering with your local library, you can discuss your interests with a member of staff who will help you to find a role that suits you.

Skills

Library Service Volunteer Purpose of the role Supporting our community is vitally important at LibraryPlus and our volunteers can make a real difference. You could help us in a variety of ways including making customers feel welcome in the library, signposting to information and services, helping them to use library equipment and resources, delivering books to those unable to visit the library, delivering library activities or simply helping with refreshments at regular groups. If you are interested in volunteering with your local library, you can discuss your interests with a member of staff who will help you to find a role that suits you.

Tasks are dependent on the type of role, but may include: • Meeting and greeting visitors to the library • Explaining the layout of the library and signposting to services • Assisting with the use of self-service machines or accessing the library online catalogue • Supporting and assisting customers using the People’s Network computers, Hublets or Wi-Fi • Delivering and collecting books from those not able to visit the library in person • Delivering childrens or adult activities • Gardening • Shelving books

As each role is different the skills required will be dependent on the task but it is important that you have an interest in the role you are doing.

• Developing your skills • Undertaking relevant training provided by library staff members • Giving something back to your local community by supporting others • Meeting new people and being a part of the LibraryPlus team • Receiving a reference from the Library Manager • Gaining volunteer hours which can be used towards the Duke of Edinburgh award and other accredited volunteering schemes

The requirement of a DBS check depends on what role you are undertaking.


Details

  • Accessibility
  • Age restrictions
    We cannot accept volunteer applications from individuals under 14 years of age.
  • DBS check required
    DBS only required for specific roles
  • Equal Opportunities Policy
  • Expenses reimbursed
    Mileage repaid for Library to You roles
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Ongoing support
  • Training provided
  • Volunteer induction
  • Volunteer Policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
  • Written role description

When can I volunteer?

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Afternoon Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Evening No No No No No No No

Location

The Abbey
Market Square
Daventry
NN11 4XG


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Community Action Northants is an alliance of Volunteer Centres in Northamptonshire

  • CAN
  • Kettering Voluntary Network
  • Serve
  • SNVB
  • Volunteer Centre Daventry
  • Voluntary Impact Northamptonshire