Volunteering

Your library at Greenhill is run entirely by volunteers and we have opportunities for you to become part of our successful team. Volunteering is fun, rewarding, and a great way to meet new people. Most of our volunteers only work for one session a week so we are not necessarily looking for a huge commitment of time.

Situations Vacant

We are currently looking for people to fill the following roles. If you are interested then in the first instance please complete the on-line application form at the bottom of the page or send an email to volunteering@greenhill-library.org and we’ll get back to you.


Fundraising & Events Assistant

In this role you will assist, and develop a leading role, in writing fundraising bids and in identifying and exploiting new funding sources. It will also involve practical assistance, as part of a team, before and during promotional and fundraising events such as:

  • Helping to promote events such as preparing flyers, tickets and any other materials and putting up posters around the community
  • Practical help during events such as table and equipment set up, welcoming and signing in visitors, helping with refreshments

This role will require some availability during evening and weekends of course.
Skills Required: Basic IT skills – internet & email, Event planning, Bid writing, admin, poster design, productive interaction with our publicity team.


Housekeeper

In this role you’ll be helping to maintain the upkeep of library. Duties include hoovering, mopping, cleaning, dusting and general housekeeping duties. Working in a fun and friendly team you’d work about 1 hour on either a Monday or Friday morning from 8:30 to 9:30 AM. Even if you could only do one session per fortnight that would be welcome.


Buildings Maintenance Assistant

We are looking for people with Handyman or DIY skills to help keep the library fully functional. Jobs are done mainly on Tuesdays and Thursdays when the library is closed to the public. The tasks involved can include everything from routine general maintenance, through sporadic jobs such as fixing furniture and repairing shelving, all the way to small plumbing and electrical jobs for those with appropriate qualifications and expertise. Even if you can give only a few hours here and there on a regular basis then that would be very useful.


Publicity Assistant

We are looking for someone with an interest in social media management, copywriting and press engagement to help build the profile of Greenhill library online and in the traditional press. The role will include managing our online social media including our web site, facebook, and twitter, assisting with press releases for events that we are hosting, and helping with the writing of our monthly e-newsletter. The post would require a good familiarity with the many activities of the library and so would best suit someone with easy access to the library.

Useful skills would include: Good IT Skills: web design, photoshop, video editing software and experience of using social media. A strong proficiency and creative approach to the English language is required.


Children’s Activities

We need help with “Fun Time”!

Fun Time takes place on the second Monday morning of each month during term-time. It is a drop-in session that provides toys, craft, songs and a snack for children up to four years old. We need someone who would be able to prepare the snacks and juice for the children and wash the cups and plates afterwards and so only needs a couple of hours work each month. All children are accompanied by a parent or other carer.


Organiser of Children’s Activities

We are looking for someone who would be interested in organising the one-off children’s activities throughout the year. These include the February half-term Readathon (a one day event arranged across the volunteer libraries), liaising with the Central Library for the “Festival of fun” and providing support for organising summer events, such as last year’s Mad Hatters Tea Party.

Skills Required: Basic IT skills – internet & email, Event planning, admin, productive interaction with our publicity team and outside agencies.


Children’s Cinema Lead

The screenings usually take place on the fourth Saturday of each month at 2PM. We’d like someone to take the lead on driving the children’s cinema program forward. This would include deciding what films to show, developing simple themed activities (crafts etc), helping with outreach and publicity; e.g. to primary schools and young mums groups, helping to set up and run the actual events; this includes joining the team in putting up blackouts and re-arranging the seating, taking donations, selling refreshments etc.

Skills Required: Basic IT skills – internet & email, Event planning


Community Youth Engagement Assistant

We are looking for someone to help Greenhill library continue to have a positive impact in the community by being a centre for community life. In this role we are looking for someone to assist with our project to engage young people to use and feel part of the library by building up networks with local schools/groups, promoting Greenhill library to new people, and assisting in youth events at the library.

The ideal candidate is someone who has some experience of working with children.

We offer support and training and the role can be flexible to meet your availability.

Skills Required: Organising & Planning, Networking skills, Youth Work, Events


Apply on-line to become a volunteer at Greenhill Library

Any information you supply will be used only to process your application and will not be shared with any other organisation.

Separate name and number by a space.

About You

Let us know a little bit about you. These questions will help us place you in the most suited position at the Library.


e.g. paid work, voluntary work etc.
e.g. gain skills for future employment, build confidence, meet people etc.
e.g. health, disability, caring responsibilities?

Roles you are interested in

Let us know what some of the roles you may be interested in. This can tick as many as you would like.


Availability

Let us know when you may be available to volunteer.


Character References

Please supply the details of two people that can provide a character reference for you. This can be a manager or colleague from your last place of work, or just a friend or neighbour who knows you well.


Person 1

Person 2