There are a variety of volunteering opportunities available in Libraries, Museums, and Active Recreation, for those with a few hours to give to assist our staff in delivering a quality service in Rutland.
What will I gain from my volunteering role?
- A chance to meet new people
- An opportunity to learn more about books and the library service, history & heritage, and sports
- A sense of achievement with helping people from different backgrounds, and of different ages, access a library and choose their next read or take part in other cultural activities
- Involvement in museum volunteer projects
- Experience to add to a CV, or towards the Duke of Edinburgh Award
What support will I be given?
- Induction to the Service
- Support and guidance for your role
- Training on our procedures relevant to your role
- Agreed out of pocket expenses where relevant
- An opportunity to attend volunteer coffee mornings
- Some roles may have additional training opportunities
How do I apply?
Take a look at the volunteering opportunities on the ‘do-it’ website at
http://www.do-it.org.uk/ , or at the list of current opportunities below and decide whether you think you could assist us. Please fill out the volunteering application form (sections 1-6, you only need to fill out the references section if the role you are applying for requires them).
Return the form to:
Volunteering, Rutland Library Service, Oakham Library, Catmos Street, Oakham, Rutland, LE15 6HW
Tel: 01572 722918
Or you can scan your completed form and email to firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are applying for a role in a specific department, please write on the envelope which department you are volunteering for if you know it: e.g. Libraries, Museums, or Active Recreation.
Once we have received your form we will ask you to come in for a chat to discuss the role and what you would like to get out of volunteering with us.
Any special requirements?
Volunteers must be over 16 (except in the case of our tailored Duke of Edinburgh volunteer roles) and able to commit themselves to regular attendance. Some roles will require a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS replaces the old CRB checks) check and/or References if they involve working with Children and Vulnerable Adults. For example, many Library volunteering roles may therefore require a DBS. If the role you are interested in requires these, it will be stated on the role description.
What opportunities are available right now?
There are a variety of roles within the service including: shelving, Local Studies research, Housebound delivery, events meet & greet, etc. Roles that are currently available are listed below. Please click on the role title for a full role description.
(We have no specific roles available at present but we're always keen to hear from prospective volunteers, so please get in touch with us if you are interested in getting involved, or use our application form)