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Volunteering in Libraries

Volunteering in libraries

Summer Reading Challenge 2017: Reading Hack Champions

Do you enjoy sharing book talk with other young people? North Lincolnshire libraries are looking for reading activists to help with this year's Reading Challenge, which will run from 15 July to 9 September. You must be aged between 14 and 25 years to volunteer.  

This is a great opportunity to gain experience working with children and young people. The role includes encouraging families to read and discuss a variety of books, and helping young people make choices and share their reading experiences.

If you are interested in working with children and young people, are enthusiastic and a good listener, this may be the volunteering opportunity for you.  If you would like to know more, or would like to express an interest in volunteering, please contact Rosie Scotting at library.enquiries@northlincs.gov.uk.

Applications close 10 June 2017.

Home Library Service volunteers

The Home Library Service is managed by the library service and delivered by volunteers. This service is for people who can't get to the library themselves because of illness, injury, disability or infirmity.

If you are interested in helping with this service the following information may be useful:

  • Volunteers go through the North Lincolnshire Council recruitment procedure. 
  • The names of two referees will be needed when applying to be a volunteer.
  • Volunteers should be over 16 years of age.
  • Volunteers decide which area they wish to cover and how many clients they have time to visit.
  • Volunteers decide the frequency of each visit with their clients. They usually visit at least once a month.
  • All clients will have an assessment visit. This will be from the Librarian: Home Library Service or another team member. This is to find out the client's needs and interests.
  • We train volunteers and introduce them to staff who work at their chosen library. We also give guidance on choosing books for other people.
  • If you use your own vehicle for Home Library Service visits, you can claim a mileage allowance. You will need to be insured for business use. Bus fares can also be claimed. 

Apply online to be a Home Library Service volunteer


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Contact details

library.enquiries@northlincs.gov.uk

01724 860161

Central Library
Carlton Street
Scunthorpe
North Lincolnshire
DN15 6TX

Opening hours

Monday: 9am to 5pm
Tuesday: 9am to 4pm
Wednesday: 9am to 7pm
Thursday: 9am to 4pm
Friday: 9am to 5pm
Saturday: 9am to 4pm

Closed on bank holidays

Last updated: 29/04/2017
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