Volunteer to manage volunteers


Preserve our heritage by becoming involved in Saffron Walden's historical book collection

• You will be responsible for the day-to-day managing of the non-committee volunteers. This includes creating
and maintaining a 'volunteer bible' of tasks and procedures, managing and logging times and locations of
volunteers, inducting new recruits, supervising tasks as appropriate and maintaining morale.
• A designated committee member will support you in this role and be your link to the Society Committee.
• Longer term, you will play a key part in making the Library's historic collections more visible and accessible.
• There are opportunities for you to play a wider role within the Society - for example manning a Reading Room
Welcome desk, participating in the Society's annual programme of lectures etc. and helping to create new
• As a volunteer you will be required to be a member of the Society (currently £7 pa) for insurance purposes.


You will need to be:
Self-motivating and capable of working independently.
Responsible, reliable and honest.
Experienced in leading, managing and motivating a team.
Enthusiastic about the Library's collection and aims.
Capable of building a good working relationship with Essex County Council Library staff.
Basic computer skills


  • Suitable for under 18s
  • DBS check required
  • Training provided
    Volunteers are given Health & Safety training Other training will be provided through the Society committee as the need arises.
  • Volunteer policy
  • Covered by insurance
  • Expenses reimbursed
  • Equal opportunities policy
  • Written role description
  • Accessibility
    Access to the 1st floor Saffron Walden Town Library Reading Room is accessible (lift, level access). There are 3 steps with handrail up to the adjacent book store. There is a flight of stairs down to a further book store in the cellar. Parking (pay-and-display, some free - including disabled parking close to the library building) is avaliable in the centre of Saffron Walden.
  • Volunteer induction
  • Ongoing support
  • Health and safety support


When: 22/11/2017 - 22/11/2018

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Further Information

We would like you to attend whenever possible the Society's committee sessions on Wednesday afternoons and to attend and report to the Society committee meetings (4 times a year, Wednesday evenings 6pm-8pm in the Library Reading Room).



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