We are looking for volunteers of all ages to get involved in a variety of activities in Poole Libraries. There’s something for everyone, whatever your interests and the time you have available.
By volunteering with us you can learn new and enhance your current skills, meet new people and have fun whilst helping others. So become part of our growing team and support your local library.
We currently have opportunities in our libraries for:
Children’s event assistant
Homework club helper
Library support volunteer
Reading group facilitator
Social media volunteer
Publicity & promotions volunteer
Home Library Service Support Volunteer
Recording studio assistant
To apply as a library volunteer, you will need to register with Poole Culture Volunteers. You can download or print a form from their page or visit your local library to pick up a joining form and get more information .
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Friends' groups support the public library network in Poole – currently we have groups at Canford Cliffs and Canford Heath libraries. We welcome people from all parts of the community who share an interest in books and libraries, and who want to promote the library service within the community. These groups also help the library service by fundraising to buy books, equipment and furniture. If you would like to join a group, please contact your local library.
We are looking for volunteers aged 16 to 25 to help in the library with the Mythical Maze!
Are you interested in helping children take part in the Summer Reading Challenge?
The Summer Reading Challenge is a national reading initiative aimed at young people. The scheme offers rewards to children completing a programme of reading 6 books throughout the summer holiday.
You can help us by:
Talking to children and helping them to choose their books
Explaining how the Reading Challenge works
Joining children for the Challenge, and giving out rewards
Helping with story times, craft sessions and special events
Guiding children and families through the Mythical Maze website
You can help in any library which needs Summer Reading Challenge volunteers.
Why get involved?
In return for volunteering you will have a chance to:
Improve your communication skills
Meet new people
Get experience for your CV
Make a difference to a child’s future
Enjoy a fantastic summer!
You will need to:
be 16 years old or above
enjoy reading and sharing this enthusiasm with others
be friendly, approachable and able to communicate with children and adults
have a basic familiarity with using computers and online resources
be punctual, reliable and honest.
How do I get involved?
To apply as a volunteer, even if it’s just for this summer, you will need to register with Poole Culture Volunteers. You can download or print a form from their page.
Alternatively, talk to the staff in your local library who will give you a paper form to complete.
Please note: We are hoping to recruit as many volunteers aged 16-25 as possible but if you are under 16 we would still like your help. So come and join in the fun!
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