Libraries

Our libraries and life centres are brilliant places to volunteer. You’ll meet a wide range of people, get to work with some incredible staff and volunteers, and build your own skills as you go.

What makes our libraries and life centres special?

Our libraries and life centres offer a wide range of services to help people, including:

  • Book lending
  • Free internet access
  • Face to face support for residents
  • Free activities and events
  • Opportunities to learn new skills and meet new people. 
  • Opportunities for young people to get involved in volunteering.

Please note: the minimum age for young people to volunteer is 13. Not all duties are suitable and a risk assessment may need to take place.

What opportunities can I get involved in?

Our volunteer opportunities include:

  • Customer Service Champions - A great chance to learn customer service skills or to give something back. You will work alongside our staff, and in some cases, you’ll be part of a dedicated volunteer scheme. Full training is provided.
  • Friendly Face Champions - We're looking for some friendly faces to help meet and greet customers, and assist them in using our self-service options. You’ll be energetic, confident using computers, and have the patience to show others how to make the most of technology.
  • Be Online Champions - Many of our customers really want to be online, but they don’t know where to start. You’ll be patient and clear, and will know your way around a keyboard and the internet, whilst also being able to pass your skills on to others.

If you're not interested in any of the above but would still like to volunteer, get in touch. We may be able to incorporate your idea or talent and create a volunteer opportunity that’s perfect for you.

How can I volunteer?

There are volunteering opportunities in libraries and life centres across the borough. If there's a particular library or life centre you would like to volunteer in, please let us know.

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