ESSEX LIBRARIES

26 October 2020

ESSEX LIBRARIES

Do you love books?

Why not volunteer at your local library?

  • it’s rewarding

  • you can learn new skills

  • you can meet people

  • you contribute to your community

  • you make someone’s life better.

The following roles are currently available (click on the role title for full details):

Blue Badge Volunteer

To complete Blue Badge Applications for residents on behalf of Essex County Council. This will involve completing online application forms for residents in Essex who want to apply for a Blue Badge but need assistance.

This role can be situated anywhere within Essex as telephone appointments are being carried out but volunteers will preferably be based at the 4 main hubs in Chelmsford, Harlow, Basildon and Colchester.

Home Library Service Delivery Volunteer

Volunteers will deliver library items to Home Library Service customers in their own homes, sheltered housing or in care homes.  These are customers unable to get to their local library and these deliveries enable them to continue to enjoy reading. This is especially important at the moment as they may have run out of reading material due to the service’s suspension during lockdown.

This role is available in Braintree, Witham, Galleywood, Laindon, South Woodham Ferrers, and Wivenhoe.

Home Library Service Befriending Volunteer

Volunteers will phone and have a chat with Home Library Service customers in their own homes, sheltered housing or in care homes to help prevent feelings of loneliness and isolation and, where appropriate, chat about books and reading.

This role is available in Braintree, Witham, Galleywood, Laindon, South Woodham Ferrers, and Wivenhoe.

Customer Services Volunteer – Springfield Library

As a Customer Service volunteer you’ll be part of a team of volunteers in the Library, welcoming customers, supporting them to use the library, and enabling them to make full use of the library services available.

This role is available only at Springfield Library at the present time.

Essex Libraries provides their volunteers with the following:

  • Support, including a welcome pack and appropriate training

  • Expenses for any travel costs

For further information contact your LOCAL VOLUNTEER CENTRE

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