Job and Volunteering Applications

Please note, working or volunteering at the library, café or for other opportunities might include a whole range of responsibilities.

The Library

Working in the library might include the following:

  • Greeting customers at the front desk and answering queries about library services and activities
  • Joining new members
  • Issuing, returning and renewing books for customers
  • Assisting customers with using IT equipment, making photocopies etc
  • Re-shelving returned books and keeping the library tidy

The Café

Working in the café might include the following:

  • Making hot drinks and serving drinks and snacks to customers (this includes learning how to use the coffee machine)
  • Taking payments and operating the till
  • Clearing away after customers and keeping the café area clean
  • Helping to set up the café area before opening and helping to clean up after closing
  • Following health and hygiene guidelines in accordance with the training provided

Other opportunities

Other opportunities for volunteering include:

  • Clubs and activities for adults, e.g. Scrabble club, coffee morning, stitch and sew
  • Clubs and activities for children, e.g. singing songs and telling stories, Lego club, craft activities
  • IT help, assisting people who need help to use our IT facilities for example to set up an email account or download information or forms
  • Summer Reading Challenge

Are you over 18

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Is this for Duke of Edinburgh work experience?

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7–9 Blackfen Parade, Blackfen, DA15 9LU

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