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Library Volunteer

Posted for Hunsbury Library

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Supporting our community is vitally important at LibraryPlus and volunteers can make a real difference. You could help 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

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 children's or adult activities 
  • Gardening   
  • Shelving books

Register your Interest

Interests

  • Arts, Heritage and Entertainment
  • Children
  • Civic Responsibility and Communities
  • Employment, Education and Training
  • Environment
  • Families and Parenting
  • Mental Health
  • No specific interest
  • Older People
  • Young People

Activities

  • Advice and Information
  • Computers, IT and Websites
  • Creativity
  • Gardening
  • General Helping
  • Local Events
  • One-off Activity
  • Support and Information
  • Supporting People and Befriending

Details

  • Accessibility
    The library is situated within a single-floor building with wide pathways and an open floor plan.
  • Age restrictions
    You must be aged 14 or over to volunteer within Northamptonshire Libraries.
  • DBS check required
    A DBS check will be carried out for those wishing to host or assist with children's events.
  • Equal Opportunities Policy
    We encourage applications from people of all backgrounds and circumstances.
  • Expenses reimbursed
    Volunteers delivering books to housebound patrons with their own vehicles will have their travel expenses reimbursed.
  • Health and Safety Policy
    We have a robust Health & Safety policy that you will be familiarised with upon induction.
  • Ongoing support
    You will be mentored by experienced staff who you can approach with any questions or concerns.
  • Training provided
    Full training will be given upon induction.
  • Volunteer induction
    A full induction will be given upon receipt of two references.
  • Volunteer Policy
    We have a volunteer policy that you will be familiarised with during an informal discussion.
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
    Our volunteers are covered by the library service's insurance policy.
  • Written role description

When do I need to be available?

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

Overslade Close
East Hunsbury
Northampton
NN4 0RZ

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