Junior volunteer

Campbeltown, Cardross, Dunoon, Helensburgh, Lochgilphead, Oban, Rosneath, Rothesay, Tarbert, Tiree, Tobermory
Posted 5 years ago

The purpose of this role is to assist library staff to support younger children with a range of events and activities. We require junior volunteers to be a minimum of 14 years old.

Your time commitment will be:

  • volunteer hours will vary depending on your availability and the events/activities being delivered in your local library

Your involvement will be:

  • helping at library events and activities
  • being a Reading Buddy
  • planning games and carrying out activities with young children
  • showing children that reading is fun and rewarding

Your opportunity is:

  • improving your communication skills and confidence
  • gaining training and experience which may help you to gain employment in the future
  • gaining valuable experience to put on your CV or college/university application
  • inspiring others and putting your skills to good use
  • meeting new people and be part of a team
  • learning the basics of organisational and planning skills
  • a chance to develop your leadership, problem-solving, and communication skills
  • the joy of helping younger children have fun reading

Your training will include:

  • a comprehensive induction with on-going training and support

The skills we are looking for are:

  • being reliable, creative, kind and love reading books
  • having some computer knowledge
  • enjoying spending time with younger children

Who should you contact?

If you are interested in the role, or would just like a little bit more information please contact volunteering@liveargyll.co.uk

Application Form

"*" indicates required fields

DD slash MM slash YYYY
Home Address*
Contact Address (if different)
You are at present:
Please summarise any experience that you consider to be relevant to the volunteering opportunity (either paid, voluntary or other), starting with the most recent.
Please give details of your education, qualifications and training relevant to the application.
Please give details of any skills you feel may be relevant to your application:
Please give details of any languages you speak besides English:


References help to confirm the identity of our volunteers and to build up a better understanding of them. Please provide one reference, this must not be a family member. (We will be contacting your reference before we arrange to meet you).
Reference Name*
Reference Address*
Agree by inserting your name:

Help with your application

If you would like help with your application, or have any questions please contact volunteering@liveargyll.co.uk

LiveArgyll needs to collect personal information about you in order to process your application form - It will also form the basis of a confidential personal record in electronic format.

The data will be retained for administrative and statistical reporting purposes.

Following completion of your voluntary role it will be held for one year and will then be destroyed under secure conditions.

View our Privacy Statement here here

Please tick

Job Features

Job CategoryLibrary Service