Book Group – Supporting Library Activities for Adults in Burscough

We are looking for volunteers tosupport our  library activities for adults in Burscough Library.

Can you support our monthly Book Banter group? If you are keen to share your interest in reading with others this could be the perfect opportunity for you!

Our Book Banter Group is held on the second Wednesday each Month 10am-11am. The role would involve setting out/putting away chairs, welcoming people on arrival and participating in the group. 

Lancashire libraries care and cater for the needs of their local communities and are recognised as a safe space and often the main community hub.

The library service is continually involved with new projects to ensure they provide what is needed locally for all ages. By running regular events and acting as the venue for many other local groups’ activities, they endeavour to help tackle the issues leading to social isolation.

The need for volunteers to help assist the service, by helping under supervision to provide many of the activities and projects.

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Tasks:

  • Participate but not lead on ensuring smooth running of various library social events which may include coffee mornings, music recitals, craft activities such as knit & natter, card making, art / hobby and games activities such as chess, scrabble, and dominoes.
  • Helping to promoting the event -if appropriate (participate but not lead).
  • Help in setting up the spaces for sessions.
  • Help with refreshments -if appropriate.
  • Act as extra set of eyes.
  • Assisting at themed events i.e. World Poetry Day, World Health Day, Heritage Open Day and Safer Internet Day.
  • Welcoming library users to the sessions and be willing to help tackle social isolation by talking.
  • Log volunteering hours monthly and submit expenses where applicable via an on-line computer system.
  • Complete minimum level training e.g. safeguarding and commit to further training relevant to role.

Required Qualities:

  • Be confident at dealing with all members of the public
  • Be a good communicator
  • Be reliable and committed
  • Have patience and understanding
  • Be friendly and approachable

Please speak to a member of library staff before applying

Training:

Training will be provided where necessary and may be in the form of peer support, distance learning or trainer led.

Volunteers must have completed the required training before any activity can be undertaken and may be asked to regularly refresh training where required.

Required Age:

18 years +

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Mill Lane, Burscough, Ormskirk L40 5TJ

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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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