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Volunteering opportunities - Lancashire Libraries

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Would you like to volunteer and work with young children and families? Lancashire libraries are looking for enthusiastic students to help across various projects and events, there are opportunities available in the following libraries:

Harris, Fulwood, Ingol, Ribbleton, Savick, Sharoe Green

Tasks could include:

  • Supporting a young person (of primary school age) to improve their reading skills (1 – 1 or as part of a group) within a library (aged 12-16)
  • Listening to children talk about the books they’ve read.
  • Talking to children about books and recommend new titles.
  • Supporting a young person to complete the Lancashire Reading Trail
  • Assisting with coordination of events/activities.
  • An advocate for reading and encourage others in your school/ educational setting to participate in library activities
  • Assisting with coordination of Trailblazer/ Chatterbooks/ Teen reading groups

Skills and Personal Qualities:

  • Enthusiastic and passionate about reading
  • A good reading ability and able to assist others
  • An interest in getting to know people and understand their reading interests
  • Patience and understanding
  • Communication skills

What are we offering to you?

  • An induction programme and ongoing support
  • An opportunity to complete the Discover/Explore/ Bronze/Silver or Gold Arts Award (up to age 25)
  • An introduction to our People’s Network computer facilities

What are we asking for from you?

  • A commitment to helping us
  • Regular attendance at an agreed time
  • Behave in accordance with library policies

To sign up to any of these opportunities please visit www.lancashire.gov.uk/volunteer

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Harris Library – Teen/young adult volunteers

The Harris Library, Preston is looking for young adult volunteers aged 14-25 to help run a Youth Forum within the library.

Forum meetings will take place on alternate Saturdays from 3pm to 5pm. The aim of the group is to have discussion, debate, and opinion on engaging more young people with libraries. This will also allow constructive youth communication/feedback with libraries, ensuring young people can relate to them on their terms. Teen/young volunteers would also be required to organise and plan events and activities within the library, so far the group have coordinated film screenings, theme nights and comicons.

For more information and how to apply for this role please contact

victoria.todd@lancashire.gov.uk or ring 0300 123 6703 and ask for a library manager.


If you would like any further information on other opportunities please contact CFVolunteering@uclan.ac.uk