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Digilab 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.

Digilab Volunteer Role Description

You can download the Digilab Volunteer Role as a PDF.

Department

Libraries, Heritage and Archives

Supervised by

Library Manager or Community, Learning and Outreach Coordinator (depending on role)

Purpose

To assist with a variety of digital and/or technology based events and activities in libraries: These include: Digital Makers Club, Digifests and STEM Clubs

Location/Time

All Bexley Libraries. A minimum commitment of one hour per week for 12 weeks, during weekend opening hours and after 4pm on weekdays.

Tasks

With guidance from library staff to:

  • Assist in preparing the practical arrangements for the group, including preparing any equipment needed or setting up the space.
  • Assist library staff with running the event
  • Engage with group members and encourage them in their learning
  • 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

Skills and experience

  • An interest in science, maths, technology and engineering is desirable
  • 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

Training

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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