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Children's Activity Volunteer role

Please note that as library events and activities are currently suspended due to the ongoing pandemic, our volunteer roles are on hold and we will not be recruiting new volunteers at present. Any applications received will be processed in due course.

Children's Activity Volunteer Role Description


Libraries, Heritage and Archives 

Supervised by

Library Manager


To organise and run activity groups that meet in Bexley’s Libraries. Examples of current groups include, toddlertime, storytime, games and chess clubs, craft and colouring clubs, one-to-one reading sessions, teenage reading groups and Lego clubs.


Groups meet on a regular basis. This could be weekly or monthly. The Activity Group Volunteer should be able to attend these meetings and be able to commit time beforehand to help with set up and preparing resources.


With guidance from library staff to:

  • Assist in preparing activities in advance (e.g. cutting out templates)
  • Assist in preparing the practical arrangements for the group, including preparing any equipment needed or setting up the space
  • Help children with the activity
  • Engage and chat with parents or carers and children before, during and after each session and directing specific book or library enquiries to library staff
  • Help clear the area safely at the end of the session
  • Help staff to promote the activities of the group
  • Provide feedback to library staff as required

Skills and experience

  • Able to relate well to children and their families
  • Good communication skills with children and adults
  • Polite, friendly and helpful manner - Good organisational skills
  • Commitment to equal opportunities and diversity
  • Reliable and dependable
  • Well-presented and able to positively represent the Library Service
  • This is a role that required a command of spoken English sufficient for the effective delivery of the event

Offer to volunteer

  • Experience volunteering in a library setting and as part of a team
  • Gain confidence in dealing with members of the public
  • Improve your customer care skills
  • Experience to show on your CV
  • Reference provided


Volunteers will receive an induction to the library and appropriate training will be given. Volunteers in this role will need to able to carry out tasks independently but with guidance from staff.

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