Story time volunteer

 

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Organisation Information
Merton Libraries (LBM)
Opportunity Description

To help support and assist with the planning, implementation and running of a children’s rhyme/storytime within the library.

Main Duties:

Plan, organise and implement a ½ hour weekly story time in the library.

Prepare and organise the set up of any equipment or resources for session such as books to read.

Assisting with increasing participation levels in children’s activities in the library and promoting library activities, working closely with the library staff.

Any other associated tasks from time to time to be agreed.

To help support and assist with the planning, implementation and running of a children’s rhyme/storytime within the library.

Plan, organise and implement a ½ hour weekly story time in the library.

Prepare and organise the set up of any equipment or resources for session such as books to read.

Assisting with increasing participation levels in children’s activities in the library and promoting library activities, working closely with the library staff.

Any other associated tasks from time to time to be agreed.

Skills & Experience required / desired

The ability to communicate effectively, verbally with library staff, other volunteers and members of the public, especially children.

Previous experience of working with children and participating in children’s activities.

A basic understanding of how the Library Service operates, either in general terms or in the candidate's personal experience.

Reliable, confident and responsible individual, with enthusiasm and effective interpersonal skills.

The ability to cope with the duties and responsibilities of the post and the associated environment, including an understanding of health & safety.

Essential Skills
Essential Skills: 
Listening Skills
Verbal Communication Skills
Desired Skills
Desired Skills: 
Listening Skills
Verbal Communication Skills
Interests
Interests: 
Art / Crafts / Design
Children / Youth
Practical Considerations
Is a driving licence required?: 
No
Is this opportunity at a location with full disabled access?: 
Yes
When are Volunteers required?
Morning: 
Tuesday
Thursday
Flexible


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