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Volunteering in our libraries

Find out more about opportunities within your local library

Volunteering can help you to gain new skills and experience. It can increase self-esteem and improve wellbeing, and is a great way to meet new people.

About us

We have seven libraries in the borough, as well as a mobile and home library service.

Each library setting has a team of dedicated staff who work towards offering a library service to its local community.

Volunteers are an important and valued part of our libraries. If you are interested in supporting our team of staff we would like to hear from you.

About the roles

Meeters and greeters

  • meet, greet and welcome library customers
  • assist in the use of self-serve facilities
  • help staff with the shelving and tidying of stock

Events and activities support

  • help library staff with events
  • support and run groups within the library
  • work with staff on family group activities

Computer buddies

  • provide 1-2-1 support for library customers

About you

We'd love to hear from you if you are aged 16+ and have any of the following skills:

  • good communication skills
  • patience and a sympathetic attitude to customer enquiries
  • experience of working in a customer front facing environment (beneficial but not essential!)
  • a good knowledge of computer applications including email, use of the internet and Microsoft software: Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Publisher (for the computer buddy role)

Contact the District Manager (Community Libraries) if you're interested in becoming a library volunteer.

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