Become a Volunteer

Your library at Greenhill is run by volunteers and we have opportunities for you to become part of our successful team. Volunteering is fun, rewarding, and a great way to meet new people. Most of our volunteers only work for one session a week so we are not necessarily looking for a huge commitment of time. You can apply on-line using the form below, or you can call in at the library and complete a paper form. Alternatively, send an email to volunteering@greenhill-library.org and we’ll get back to you

Situations Vacant

We are currently looking for people to fill the following roles.

Assistant Treasurer

We’re looking for an assistant treasurer to work alongside our existing treasurer with a view to replacing him and taking up a position on the board of trustees in due course. The role includes seeing that appropriate computerised records are kept, advising the Board on annual budgets, providing them with quarterly monitoring reports, and producing annual “Receipts and Payments” accounts using a Charity Commission template. From time to time you may need to assist with more mundane tasks such as counting and banking cash received at library events. You would be helped by a competent financial assistand currently in post.

If you’re interested in taking up this important role, please complete an application form (see below) and we’ll get back to you.

Fundraising Coordinator

We are looking for someone to contribute to our fundraising efforts by assisting with formulation of grant applications to the various funding sources that are, and may become, available to us. Ideally we hope to welcome someone who would be interested in developing the role to eventually assuming a leadership position of this activity for the library, and to identify and exploit new ways of raising money.

Key tasks:

  • To work productively with the existing volunteer fundraising team
  • To develop the relevant expertise required to take the lead in planning and completing grant applications
  • To make contact with potential donors including individuals, local businesses and other organisations
  • To create and refine strategies for fundraising, to initiate fundraising activities and support the events team in running activities as appropriate

We’re seeking an enthusiastic volunteer, ideally with experience of preparing, submitting and monitoring funding bids for small organisations, or a willingness to learn. You’d eventually coordinate our fundraising activities and formulate grant applications. Good written and oral communication skills, interpersonal skills and a familiarity with computer office applications are needed.

Fundraising & Events Assistant

In this role you will assist, and develop a leading role, in writing fundraising bids and in identifying and exploiting new funding sources. It will also involve practical assistance, as part of a team, before and during promotional and fundraising events such as:

  • Helping to promote events such as preparing flyers, tickets and any other materials and putting up posters around the community
  • Practical help during events such as table and equipment set up, welcoming and signing in visitors, helping with refreshments

This role will require some availability during evening and weekends of course.
Skills Required: Basic IT skills – internet & email, Event planning, Bid writing, admin, poster design, productive interaction with our publicity team.

Housekeeper

In this role you’ll be helping to maintain the upkeep of library. Duties include hoovering, mopping, cleaning, dusting and general housekeeping duties. Working in a fun and friendly team you’d work about 1 hour on either a Monday or Friday morning from 8:30 to 9:30 AM. Even if you could only do one session per fortnight that would be welcome.

Children’s Cinema Lead

We’d like someone to take the lead on driving the children’s cinema program forward. This would include deciding what films to show, developing simple themed activities (crafts etc), helping with outreach and publicity; e.g. to primary schools and young mums groups, helping to set up and run the actual events; this includes joining the team in putting up blackouts and re-arranging the seating, taking donations, selling refreshments etc. The screenings usually take place on the first Saturday of each month at 2.30pm.

Skills Required: Basic IT skills – internet & email, Event planning

We need help with “Fun Time”!

Fun Time takes place on the second Monday morning of each month during term-time. It is a drop-in session that provides toys, craft, songs and a snack for children up to four years old. Two helpers have stepped down and we need:

  • A welcomer: someone to arrive a little bit early each playgroup to get a table and chair and sign-up sheet ready. They welcome each arrival to playgroup, register them, and take any donations for snack and craft time. They add up the donations and take them to the library staff to put in the Fun Time fund. Between playgroups, they update the Fun Time email address book with new subscribers, and then the weekend before Fun Time they send an email reminder to everyone on the list.
  • A craft organiser: someone to think of a simple topical craft, buy any extra materials needed (again keeping receipts to claim expenses from the Fun Time fund), and bring them along with instructions for how to complete the activity.

Neither of these jobs is difficult or time-consuming and if a group of you wanted to share the roles and take them on a rota that would also be great. If you’re interested please send an email to children@greenhill-library.org

Organiser of Children’s Activities

We are looking for someone who would be interested in organising the one-off children’s activities throughout the year. These include the February half-term Readathon (a one day event arranged across the volunteer libraries), liaising with the Central Library for the “Festival of fun” and providing support for organising summer events, such as the  Mad Hatters Tea Party in 2017 or this summer’s Harry Potter day.

Skills Required: Basic IT skills – internet & email, Event planning, admin, productive interaction with our publicity team and outside agencies.

Community Youth Engagement Assistant

We are looking for someone to help Greenhill library continue to have a positive impact in the community by being a centre for community life. In this role we are looking for someone to assist with our project to engage young people to use and feel part of the library by building up networks with local schools/groups, promoting Greenhill library to new people, and assisting in youth events at the library.

The ideal candidate is someone who has some experience of working with children.
We offer support and training and the role can be flexible to meet your availability.

Skills Required: Organising & Planning, Networking skills, Youth Work, Event

If you are interested in volunteering you can apply on-line right here, using the form below

Separate name and number by a space.

About You

Let us know a little bit about you. These questions will help us place you in the most suited position at the Library.


e.g. paid work, voluntary work etc.
e.g. gain skills for future employment, build confidence, meet people etc.
e.g. health, disability, caring responsibilities?

Please indicate which of the above roles you are interested in, and give a little information as to why it interests you.

Availability

Let us know when you may be available to volunteer.


Character References

Please supply the details of two people that can provide a character reference for you. This can be a manager or colleague from your last place of work, or just a friend or neighbour who knows you well.


Person 1

Person 2