Storytime Volunteer (available at all Rochdale Libraries)

Libraries are looking for volunteers to help with a variety of duties. In return, we can offer you the chance to make a positive difference in your local community. Volunteering can also give you the practical experience and training you'll need to become more desirable to employers. We run regular storytime sessions at a number of libraries in the borough where children listen to stories and then complete an activity based on the story.
Start date: 23rd November 2023
End date: 23rd November 2024
When can volunteers volunteer? Weekly, Fortnightly

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:

Meeting and greeting children, parents and carers
Reading aloud to children
Overseeing craft activities
Assisting in preparing and clearing up activities
Chatting with children and their parents or carers before and after a session


You don't need any specific skills or experience to be a storytime volunteer as we'll provide you with training in all aspects of the volunteering role.

This volunteering opportunity, however, would suit someone who enjoys reading aloud to children and is friendly and lively.

Areas of Interest: Children, Drama, Libraries, Young people
What activities will the volunteer do? IT, Lending a helping hand, Teaching, Youth work
DBS Check Required: Yes

About the host organisation

Hosted by: Rochdale Borough Libraries
Organisation Profile: We have 17 local libraries in the area, as a library we have lots of events and activities taking place in our libraries, including IT training, reading and poetry groups and writing workshops. All our libraries have accessible computers free to use, and we offer a doorstep library service to people with certain needs.