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The following information about volunteering opportunities was posted on the Enfield Council website this week.

Volunteering is fun, rewarding and it changes lives - volunteer now for Enfield's Library and Museum Service.

logoWe are looking for people from a range of ages and backgrounds to help us deliver fantastic projects in our Libraries, Local Studies Unit and Museum for the benefit of the whole community.

We have opportunities from helping out with our children's activities to sharing your IT skills by becoming a computer buddy.

Current volunteering opportunities:

Why should you volunteer with Enfield’s Library and Museum Service?

  • Increase your confidence in dealing with the public in a professional setting
  • Learn skills around customer care, confidentiality and Health and Safety
  • Gain valuable experience for your CV and a reference
  • Get personal satisfaction from helping other people to realise their potential

Anything else you should know?

  • Volunteers must be aged 14 or over
  • Volunteers under 18 will need to provide a signature from their parent or guardian before they take up their volunteer role
  • You will need to provide the contact details of two referees who are over 18, know you well but are not a member of your family
  • We cannot always guarantee a place at your first choice of library, so it would be helpful if you could indicate more than one library, in order of preference, to increase your chances (See here for details of Libraries in Enfield)
  • The roles are unpaid, but if you need to travel to a library you can claim bus fares
  • There is no requirement for DBS clearance for these opportunities
  • Completed application forms will be forwarded to one of your chosen libraries. Staff from that library will then be in touch to invite you in for a chat about the role, the hours and any requirements you have

*The Summer Reading Challenge is a national programme produced by the Reading Agency which encourages children aged 4 to 11 to keep up their reading skills during the summer holidays.  As a Summer Reading Challenge Ambassador we need you to be able to volunteer sometime during the period 25th July – 6th Sept 2015. Please indicate any dates you will be away during this time.

Interested?

If you are interested in any of these roles please complete this application form and return it to the Digital Services Team or hand it to your local library.

Looking forward to hearing from you!

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