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Volunteering at Slough Libraries and Culture

We have some great opportunities for you to get involved and help out at Slough Libraries and The Curve!

To apply fill in our online Volunteering application form or pick up at hard copy at your local library.

Get in touch with any questions by emailing Libraries.CultureVolunteering@slough.gov.uk

Front of House Volunteer @ The Curve

  • Provide a welcoming atmosphere to all visitors.
  • Welcoming visitors to the activity or event and directing them to the event location.
  • Ushering people attending events and performances.
  • Ensure the clean and tidy presentation of the front of house areas, especially inside the multipurpose space.
  • Helping Curve staff get ready for an arts / performance activity or event and helping clear away afterwards.
  • Offering support for promoting the performance, activity or event.
  • Looking after artists or performers or VIPs attending activities or performances.
  • Monitoring backstage areas including Green Room.
  • Provide accurate information about the Curve and its arts and performance activities and events, promoting its productions and the other areas of its work, such as Arts Development.
  • Talking to customers about the arts and performance activities and events, gathering feedback.

Please note: Volunteers need to be 18+ for evening volunteering. Daytime duties may be undertaken by volunteers 16+

If you're interested in this role download the Arts volunteer including Front of House role pack for more details.

Activities and Events Volunteer

  • Promoting the activity or event to adults, children and families
  • Helping staff get ready for the activity or event and helping clear away afterwards.
  • Welcoming visitors to the activity or event and directing them to the event location.
  • Talking to customers about the activity or event, gathering feedback and promoting future activities or events.
  • Provide accurate information about the service and what is going on.

If you're interested in this role download the Activities and events volunteer role pack for more details.

General Volunteer

  • Assist staff in delivering events and activities for customers.
  • Help staff support customers using the computing and self-service facilities in the library.
  • Actively promoting the services, adult learning activities and stock within Slough Libraries.
  • Assisting staff with the shelving and organising of stock.
  • Ensuring that visitors are directed to the most appropriate area/ person to answer their query

If you're interested in this role download the General Volunteer role pack for more details.

Home Library Service Volunteer

Help us deliver an individual service to customers who, through health or caring issues, are not able to get to their local library. If you love reading and enjoy chatting to people, this might be the perfect role for you. Working typically half a day each month, you might visit people living alone, or individual residents in care homes.

  • Select and deliver books, audio books and information to the people unable to visit the library in person
  • Working typically half a day each month, you might visit people living alone, or individual residents in care homes

If you're interested in this role download the Home Library Service Volunteer role pack for more details.

ICT Volunteer

  • To assist library staff in supporting users with ICT skills; helping customers send emails, search the Internet, help access social network sites and promote library websites.
    • To provide advice, support and coaching in ICT skills according to the specific needs of the Curve users.
    • Assisting customers book a computer to use.
    • Assisting customers printing and paying for prints.
    • Assisting customers joining the library online.
    • Assisting customers ordering (reserving) a book or other item online.
    • Supporting learners in IT classes and at job clubs

If you're interested in this role download the ICT buddy volunteer role pack for more details.

Local History Volunteer

  • To support family and local history enquiries at the library.
  • To assist in local and family history projects as directed.
  • Provide information and advice on local Slough collections and online resources.
  • Carry out research and related tasks as required.
  • Promote the use of Slough Libraries and Culture through local history talks, tours and events.

If you're interested in this role download the Local history volunteer role pack for more details.

Meet and Greet Volunteer

  • Being a visible and friendly initial point of contact for users and visitors coming into the building.
  • Talking to members of the public and guiding them around the building.
  • Actively promoting the services, adult learning activities and stock within the Curve.
  • Undertaking tours of sites with visitors.
  • Ensuring that visitors are directed to the most appropriate area/ person to answer their query.

If you're interested in this role download the Meet and greet volunteer role pack for more details.