Supporting Library Activities for Children – Barnoldswick Library

What does this role require?

You will be supporting staff with Baby bounce and rhyme activities.

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 reading and working with children and young people
  • 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.

Baby Bounce sessions are every Thursday morning.  Our volunteer is required to help set up the area from 10:30am and greets parents/carers as they arrive , prepare and distribute musical instruments etc and assist with tidying away at the end of the session at 12:00pm.

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  • Baby, Bounce and Rhyme sessions: Assisting staff to set up the area for sessions, welcoming attendees to the sessions, organise prams, arrange chairs, singing the set songs, reading the chosen books, tidying up after the sessions.

What are we asking for from you?  

  • Regular attendance at an agreed time
  • A positive attitude to young people
  • Behave in accordance with library rules and regulations
  • Comply with the Volunteer Acceptable Use Guidelines
  • 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 a good communicator
  • have patience and understanding
  • have confidence when dealing with children and young people
  • have an ability to patiently guide and instruct children and young people
  • have an ability to get to know the children and young people and understand their interests and motivations
  • be friendly and approachable
  • be reliable and committed
  • BEFORE APPLYING  – Please  speak to the library manager about this opportunity for further details.


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 +



Fernlea Avenue, Barnoldswick, Lancashire

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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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