Barnoldswick Library – Culture Hacks 11-17 years and 18-24 years

If you love reading and are able to commit to volunteering on a regular basis, then becoming a Culture Hack could be a great opportunity for you.

We are currently seeking volunteers to help with our weekly clubs and activities during school holidays – please speak to a member of staff before applying.

Being a Culture Hack is a chance to make great things happen in your local community. It’s about having ideas large or small, supporting your community and making a real difference. As a Culture Hack you will have chance to support a range of activities as well as having the opportunity to develop your own project ideas.

Here’s some of the ways our Culture Hacks support activities in libraries:

  • Children’s Reading Schemes  – Supporting activities as part of Lancashire’s Summer reading programme.
  • Health and wellbeing – Being a young people’s health and wellbeing champion or supporting health and wellbeing activities.
  • Games and Lego Clubs – Supporting children and families to play games together or encouraging creative Lego skills.
  • Fun Palaces – Devising and hosting activities such as coding or slime making and supporting families to take part.
  • Themed Book Displays – Putting together themed book displays for children and young people.
  • Reading Groups – Hosting reading groups for children or teens encouraging them to talk about books they have read.
  • Coding Clubs and Little Bits Electronics – Devising and running sessions creating bubble bots, arcade games, or simply experimenting with the electronics blocks to create new inventions.
  • Science Club – Choosing experiments, hosting sessions, and researching the science behind the experiments.


As a Culture Hack, we are offering you a chance to:

  • Share your skills and interests with others.
  • Gain training, new skills, new experience and build confidence.


References and eLearning

11-17 years – you will require a reference from a teacher who has known you for at least one full term. If you are unable to speak to your teacher (during school holidays) we will accept another recognised adult in a similar role i.e. youth groups, Scouts, Brownies etc. There is no eLearning for you to do.

18-24 years – you will require two references from adults who have known you for at least two years and who are neither family members or your GP. There is some eLearning for you to complete during the application process.

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  • Attendance at an agreed time
  • To behave in accordance with library rules and regulations
  • To comply with the Volunteer Acceptable Use Guidelines.

Required Qualities:

  • Have patience and understanding
  • Be friendly and approachable
  • Be reliable and committed to providing a good service.


Volunteers may be asked to complete training as required.

Required Age:



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Barnoldswick Library, Fern Lea Avenue, Barnoldswick, Colne

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If you are interested in this opportunity please contact the Volunteer Co-ordinator for a chat, or click apply now.

Email: Lancashire Volunteer Partnership

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