Supporting Library Activities for Adults at Longridge Library

Longridge Library would like support with their fortnightly ‘Craft and Chat’ events.

The ‘Craft and Chat’ events take place fortnightly on every other Friday (2.30pm – 4pm) at the Longridge Library. They are particularly looking for someone who could support a crafting/knitting 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 continual 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, is vital.

What are we offering to you?

  • An opportunity to share your love of crafting or knitting with other adults in the community
  • An introduction programme and a designated member of staff as a contact for assistance and feedback
  • Training and support
  • An opportunity you can include on your CV
  • Reimbursement of travel expenses
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  • Making conversation with our customers who attend the event
  • Help staff to prepare materials for the session
  • Regular attendance at an agreed time
  • Behave in accordance with library rules and regulations
  • Log your volunteering hours monthly and submit expenses (where applicable) on-line
  • Complete minimum level training e.g. safeguarding and commit to further training relevant to role

Required Qualities:

  • be a good communicator
  • be willing to make conversation with others
  • have patience and understanding
  • be friendly, welcoming and approachable
  • be reliable and committed
  • be patient and understanding
  • Please speak to a member of Longridge library staff for more details about this role before applying


Training will be provided 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 +



Longridge Library, Berry Lane, Preston

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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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