We're looking for enthusiastic and practical people to join our volunteer team – whether that's just for an afternoon or every week.
See which role excites you most, then apply below!
NEW ROLE! The host: for the Library hub & library of Things
Do you like helping people? Want to get involved in your community?
Role: Upper Norwood Library Hub & Crystal Palace Library of Things are looking for brilliant local people to support the front-of-house team – helping library visitors to borrow Things and connecting them to events & activities happening around the Library Hub & beyond.
Time contribution: At least 4 hours per week, plus the monthly Volunteer Social.
THE THING fixer
Can you do basic appliance maintenance? Diagnose electrical faults? Roll your sleeves up & pitch in?
Role: Thing Fixers work together to troubleshoot, fix and maintain items in the Library of Things stock base.
Time contribution: At least 1 hour per week, plus the monthly Volunteer Social.
THE sKILL SHARER
Do you have skills in DIY, sewing, gardening or upcycling?
Role: Skill Sharers plan and host practical events like 'How to put up a shelf' classes, 'Mending Meet-ups' or 'Spring Planting' workshops.
Time contribution: 5-6 hours per event, flexible to your own schedule. One event or a series – you decide! Plus the monthly Volunteer Social.
Like spreading the word about the latest thing in town? Got friends & contacts in Crystal Palace?
Role: Tell stories about volunteers, events & volunteers through a blog series, newsletters, videos, podcasts or via social media. OR spread the word the more traditional way – at local events like the Crystal Palace Food Market, by telling your friends or by putting on a fundraising event.
Time contribution: Varies according to role (see 'read more'). Plus the monthly Volunteer Social.
What do volunteers get?
- In some cases a free 'Super-Borrower' membership, offering discounts on Things you want to borrow
- A network of local volunteers & Library of Things Connectors cheering you on. Get to know them at our monthly Volunteer Social!
- New skills like DIY, event planning, teaching, specialist repair skills etc.
- A flexible training programme, where you can learn at your own speed
Want to know more? Send your questions and contact details to email@example.com. Someone from our team will be happy to have a chat with you!