12th July 2023
How it works
WBC Libraries use volunteers to help provide a range of additional library services on a regular basis, including:
- Children’s story times, rhyme times and craft activities
- Event Support – Author Talks, Book Festivals (CBF) and Fair Booths
- Clubs for young people such as code club, writing groups, LEGO club and Warhammer Club
- Home Library Services – This involves volunteers selecting and delivering books to homebound readers across the borough every three weeks
- Library activities such as reminiscence groups and UK online sessions
- Summer Reading Challenge – This takes place annually and is an opportunity specifically for young volunteers aged sixteen to twenty-four to volunteer in our libraries. The recruitment for this challenge occurs each June, with activities then taking places across the summer holidays
WBC Libraries are also open to prospective volunteers interested in starting clubs and activities at our libraries.
Volunteering benefits the library service and makes a huge difference in the local community. There are also a range of personal benefits including:
- Meeting new people
- Developing skills and gaining experience
- Adding to your CV
- Having fun while making an impact on your local community
The minimum age of application is sixteen years of age. Please note that some roles have a minimum age of eighteen years.
Training and support are provided for all volunteers.
To find out more you can email us below: