Greenfield Library Customer Support Volunteer

To help alongside staff and members of the public in a customer support role, providing a high quality of customer service. Be a friendly face within the local hub of the community helping the community in library related tasks.
Duration: Ongoing
When can volunteers volunteer? Weekly

This grid shows when you can volunteer for this organisation. E.G Monday morning.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Tasks the volunteer will be required to do:

1. Meeting and greeting. 2. Offering new customers building orientation. 3. Helping customers with the self-service facilities. 4. Helping customers to find books, using the OPAC catalogue and directing them to the correct shelves. 5. Referring customers who require more detailed assistance to the Library Assistant. 6. Encouraging a sense of community with the library as a hub for the community. 7. Supporting events specific to the Greenfield Library.

Skill and Qualifications Required:

1. Have a basic understanding of how the Library Service operates. 2. Good communication skills with staff, other volunteers and members of the public. 3. Have a patient and approachable manner. 4. A reliable, confident and responsible approach. 5. Effective interpersonal skills. 6. Have the ability to cope with the duties and responsibilities of the role and the associated environment, including an understanding of Health and Safety. 7. A basic understanding of IT. 8. Able to follow guidelines/instructions. 9. Willing to acquire new knowledge and skills. 10. Interested in promoting reading and learning.

Areas of Interest: Education, Families, Health and wellbeing, IT, Libraries
What activities will the volunteer do? Administration, IT, Reception, Support Work
Skills gained in this role: IT, Organising, Reading and writing, Talking to others, Teamwork
Home based opportunity? No
DBS Check Required: Yes
Opportunity Accessibility: Clearly marked accessible parking spaces, Step free access clearly signposted into the building, Accessible toilets

About the host organisation

Hosted by: Oldham Library Service
Organisation Profile: Oldham Council libraries provides access, through a network of 12 libraries and a Library At Home Service, to a creative and wide range of services, including: • Resources available for loan such as books and audio-visual materials. • Reference titles • Digital resources (including e-books) • Internet access • Community and study spaces • Events and activities At the heart of our library offer is a high quality information service that supports the development of knowledge, enabling customers of all ages and walks of life to make intellectual journeys and develop their skills. The libraries are a community hub where all are welcome whatever their background. They offer a safe space for everyone. Alongside being a facility for free information and reading, Oldham Council libraries offers access to many other services, including for example, IT literacy courses, Job Clubs and live theatre performances. Oldham Council libraries actively supports the Council’s commitment to creating a co-operative future; one where citizens, partners and staff work together to improve the borough. Our core values are encompassed within the word FORWARD and are as follows: • Fairness • Openness • Responsibility • Working Together • Accountability • Respect • Democracy