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Volunteering in our libraries

Volunteering in our libraries

Help make a difference delivering library services to the community

There is a wide range of volunteering opportunities in our libraries.

What volunteers do

Volunteers help provide additional library services, including

  • Children’s story times, rhyme times and craft activities
  • Clubs for young people such as Code club, writing groups and Lego club
  • Home Library Service - selecting and delivering books to home-bound readers
  • Library activities such as reminiscence groups and UK online sessions

Why volunteer

Volunteering benefits the library service and makes a difference in the local community.

The personal benefits include

  • Meeting new people
  • Satisfaction from helping out in the community
  • Developing skills and gaining experience
  • Adding to your CV
  • Having fun

Volunteers must be 16 years old and some roles have a minimum age of 18 years.

Training and support is provided for all volunteers.

Summer Reading Challenge Young Volunteers

You can volunteer to help with the summer reading challenge at our libraries. Apply if:

  • You're aged 16 to 24
  • You enjoy reading
  • You enjoy working with children

To apply complete the:

We're looking for young people who can encourage children to take part in and complete this year’s Summer Reading Challenge, Space Chase and help out with children’s activities in the library.

It’s fun and a great addition to your CV and you have the chance to give something back to your local community. 

The volunteering opportunities will be at Wokingham, Woodley and Lower Earley Libraries from Monday July 29 to Friday August 30, 2019.

Read the summer reading challenge volunteer role description (PDF document) to find out more.

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