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Volunteering in Libraries

Volunteering in libraries

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

Knitting group leaders

North Lincolnshire Library and Information Service run a number of knitting groups in various locations. The planning and start up of each group is organised by a librarian. However, the weekly running of the groups is undertaken by volunteers.

If you are interested in helping with these groups, the following information may be useful:

  • Volunteers should be over 16 years of age.
  • Volunteers, where possible, are given a choice of which group they wish to lead.
  • Volunteers may run groups in pairs, or on alternate weeks with another volunteer. This may be a friend or a relative if you wish.
  • We give volunteers a tour and introduce them to staff who work at their chosen library. 

If you are interested in volunteering for any of the above, please contact us using the details listed on this page. 

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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: 13/06/2016
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