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Volunteering for young people

Duke of Edinburgh volunteering

Aged 14 and above?

Want to volunteer with Slough Libraries outside of the Summer Holidays? If you are a teenager or young adult aged 14+ and you are involved in the Duke of Edinburgh Bronze, Silver or Gold schemes, you can do your volunteering with us at Britwell Library, Cippenham Library, Langley Library or The Curve!

Work towards your Duke of Edinburgh Award volunteering hours with our exciting opportunities to help your community and also to develop new skills. There are three projects available. Places on each project are limited and to be considered for a place you will need to complete a table in which you will state which project you wished to be considered for, why you have chosen that project and list your own skills that will benefit the success of the project (the table will be emailed you once we have your application).

Specific Projects requiring volunteers:

Supporting younger children to achieve their Arts Award

We are currently offering children the chance to get creative, learn about artists and explore the art around them, with Arts Award Discover. Duke of Edinburgh Award volunteers would support them by devising activities, helping with workshops and performances and producing resources such as instructions or worksheets. Our latest module is puppetry. This project will be a chance to develop and showcase your creativity, whilst supporting young children with theirs.
Timescale: ongoing

Deliver a celebration event for BBC’s Novels That Shaped Our World

Slough Libraries and Culture service will be delivering artistic workshops for young people, linked to the book Noughts and Crosses by Malorie Blackman. This is our contribution to the BBC Novels that Shaped Our World campaign. We will be holding a celebration event and exhibition to showcase the creative responses from the workshops. We are looking for young people to co-produce/co-host this event with us.
Timescale: The showcase will take place in February, with preparation work taking place in January. Deadline to apply for this activity is 7th December.

Set up and run a book group

Slough Libraries and Culture service can give you advice and support to set up and run a reading group for other young people.
Alternatively, you can help us run a group for younger children.
Timescale : ongoing

Additional tasks (note: these tasks are subject to the library access being available to volunteers, COVID19 restrictions have limited access)

  • Shelving
  • Shelf-tidying
  • Craft preparation for children's events
  • Tidying/straightening the books
  • Finding books e.g. for reservations
  • Supporting an event
  • Help customers with the Self Service machine

If you're interested in this role:

Please note: if you are interested in the Duke of Edinburgh Award but are not already involved, you will need to register for Duke of Edinburgh award scheme with another organisation, e.g. your school or other local group.

Slough Borough Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults, and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment.