Whilst the library is unable to fulfil it’s full range of services due to COVID-19, we are keen to channel our energy and passion into reaching the community in other ways. We’d love to hear from anyone willing to start up and support virtual programming that inspires others to get active, involved and feeling happier throughout these difficult times. We have various virtual roles which can be delivered live, pre-recorded or by correspondence depending on your skillset, preferences and availability.
Tech Assistant (Digital Champions)
English Conversation Club Volunteer – External Opportunity
Waltham Forest Adult Learning Services (our supporters) offer volunteers a 5 week FREE City and Guilds accredited training course to support adults who have English as a second language. If you are interested ring 020 8496 1130 for further information or email Anna to request an application form.
Social Media/Blog Contributor
For those not particularly confident in front of the camera, we would also appreciate some help with researching positive things and writing useful blogs to share during the current crisis.
Volunteers are not limited solely to the opportunities mentioned. There’s bound to be something you can contribute that we haven’t yet thought of. We’re open to any other creative or performance ideas from any artistic discipline and subject. What this means is kind of up you – what do you enjoy and what could you be sharing with others? It could be a song, dance, magic trick… anything original! All we ask is for ideas to be engaging, family friendly and inclusive. Send us your proposal and we’ll be in touch to discuss!
Please register your interest here. In recognition of good work, we will be happy to provide a reference or LinkedIn endorsement.
What are we looking for?
We expect you to have a keen interest in your chosen activity along with sound digital skills and a reliable internet connection. We would also ask that you:
• have a friendly welcoming nature
• enjoy working as part of a team
• have good organisational skills
• are dependable, punctual and responsible
• have experience with internet safety
• have an ability to respect confidentiality
• are observant and sensitive to the needs of others
• are able to work independently
• are flexible and adaptable to changes in ways of working
*Some roles will require an enhanced DBS check if working with vulnerable adults or children.
Benefits include but not limited to..
• expand your hobby or skill by teaching to others
• gain experience working with children and families
• develop communication skills
• develop cross-cultural knowledge
• develop confidence with public speaking
• develop video editing skills
• meet new people and make social connections
• boost your own wellbeing
• gain experience researching the internet
• gain experience in writing digital content