Volunteers sought for library activities

November 24 2016

Volunteers have been hard at work across Bristol, giving a helping hand at their local libraries.

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Volunteers have been hard at work across Bristol, giving a helping hand at their local libraries. At Avonmouth Library volunteers helped us to give one to one support for people wanting to get online and learn basic IT skills. Young volunteers at Henleaze Library helped to sign up children to the Summer Reading Challenge and support them choosing new books to earn their prizes. 

Now the library service is  looking for volunteers across libraries in the North West of Bristol to lead either weekly or monthly sessions for members of the community. There are volunteers carrying out these roles in other libraries across the city and we want to spread this success.

Reminiscence Group Volunteers will lead monthly sessions with a small group of people to share memories and reminisce. It is great way to make friends and learn something new over a cup of tea.

Code Club Volunteers will lead weekly sessions for children aged 8-11 to learn basic coding techniques. The lessons are pre-planned and there is lots of flexibility to inspire creativity. Volunteers have particularly found it rewarding to watch the progress being made by each child. 

Our first Bristol Shares Reading Volunteers have been inducted recently as part of a new project with The Reader. The volunteers will run weekly sessions with adults to share short stories out loud whilst sparking conversation about the characters and plots. 

If you would like to volunteer for Bristol Libraries then contact Nia Crouch at libraries.volunteering@bristol.gov.uk or speak to your local library to find out more. If you would like to find out what library groups you could join take a look at our website https://www.bristol.gov.uk/libraries-archives.