Darwen Library Local History Volunteer

If you love local history and can commit to volunteering on a regular basis, becoming a Darwen Library Volunteer could be a great opportunity for you.

We are seeking volunteers who have an interest in local history and are:

  • Friendly, approachable and happy to engage with and help people of all ages
  • Punctual, dependable and reliable
  • Happy to work as part of a team
  • Confident in working with the public and committed to equality and diversity
  • Committed to excellent, patient and thoughtful, customer care
  • Vigilant, with attention to detail
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These are some of the responsibilities of our local history volunteers:

  • To assist and support staff and users in a wide range of areas in the local history library.
  • Stock work involving sorting, shelf tidying and basic conservation.
  • To assist and support staff in the research and writing of content for the Cotton Town website.
  • To assist in publishing content (images and articles) on Cotton Town.
  • Attend relevant training courses/workshops
  • Providing ideas and suggestions to improve library services.
  • Log volunteering hours via an on-line computer system

Required Qualities:

  • Literate with good spoken and written English language skills
  • Numerate
  • Comfortable with using digital technologies
  • Physical ability to move library resources and trolleys
  • The ability to carry out tasks with minimal supervision
  • Ability to contribute effectively as part of a team
  • Excellent understanding of the principles and delivery of customer care
  • Adaptable to changes


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

Volunteers will be required to provide two character references and successfully complete occupational health checks prior to starting their role. An enhanced DBS check may be required at a later date.


Required Age:

16 years +


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Darwen Library, Knott Street, Darwen. BB3 3BU

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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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