Volunteer!What does the role involve?

Work clubs are intended to be a support group for unemployed people so they are not isolated in their search for employment. Computers will be available for job search, applications and CV writing. The volunteer facilitators will support people to search online for vacancies and complete applications. The work club will be a supportive environment where people can come to exchange skills, share experiences, find opportunities, make contacts and find out about support available to help them in their return to work


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Hours expected from Volunteers

The hours expected from volunteers will vary depending on the library’s needs.
This opportunity is likely to be 2 hour sessions and the amount of sessions a week is flexible.
The maximum hours a volunteer can do is 4 hours per day.


  • To welcome people to the work club and encourage them to support each other in their search for work
  • To help work club participants to navigate the web to search for vacancies and setup email accounts where necessary
  • To help work club participants to use Word to produce their CV
  • To keep weekly records of how many people have attended the Work Club and how they assisted them in their job search

Skills and Experience

  • Good organisational skills
  • Good communication skills
  • Patience and sympathetic attitude
  • Good ICT skills particularly ability to use the internet, setup email accounts, and use Word


Reliability and the ability to make a regular commitment to the library.


You will be supported and given training necessary to work in this environment.

Further Opportunities

There are various volunteering opportunities in libraries if interested.

Additional Information

Applications to volunteer should be made via:

Volunteer Champion CSS/Team Leader/Senior Library Assistant/Library Officer

Volunteers may claim direct travel costs reimbursed on production of receipts. The cost of a one day travel card will be the maximum paid to cover travel expenses.

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