We greatly value the contribution our volunteers make in helping enhance the services we are able to provide for local communities across Leicestershire. Volunteers bring a range of skills, knowledge and qualities, come from all backgrounds and can make a real difference to people’s lives.
Why do people volunteer?
People choose to volunteer for a range of reasons. For example they may wish to get more involved in their community, pass on skills or have a desire to help people less fortunate than themselves. They may also value the social contact it brings, and some see it as an opportunity to gain a broader working experience and learn new skills.
What can I do as a Library Volunteer?
Leicestershire Libraries currently uses volunteers in the following roles:
Home Library volunteers help to deliver books and other library items to people at home who are unable to visit their local libraries due to disability or ill health.
A volunteer who has been helping to deliver the Home Library Service for over 20 years has described her experience as follows:
“I get a real sense of satisfaction from doing something for my local community. I enjoy getting to know the customers and feel that my visits help to improve their quality of life, even if it's only in a small way. I've always loved reading myself, so I enjoy my regular visits to the library where I can chat to the staff about what's new and what my customers might enjoy”
Library Events Support Volunteers help staff to run events which may include coffee mornings, children’s story times and author visits.
Local Studies Support Volunteers help to promote library local studies collections and improve access through a range of activities including indexing special collections and putting together displays.
What volunteering opportunities are currently available?
Details of all current vacancies can be found here
- Tel: 0116 305 3422
Page Last Updated: 23 May 2013