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Volunteering at Stannington Library – May 2024

We have a dedicated team of volunteers who look after all aspects of running Stannington Library.  This ranges from trustees and committee members who manage the back office to the frontline volunteers who work at the desk with customers, processing book loans and reservations, and keeping our shelves neatly stacked.

We are looking for new volunteers to fill all kinds of roles:

Library Extension Project - We are hoping to be able to extend Stannington Library and we need help with getting this project started and completed.

Developing and Managing Events - We would welcome new ideas and practical support with events.

Fund-raising - We rely heavily on raising money to keep Stannington Library open so would welcome new ideas and practical support with fund-raising.

Publicity - We employ a few methods to publicise what is happening in the library. This ranges from putting up posters on noticeboards around the village to posting on Facebook. Could you help with new ideas or support with existing publicity methods?

IT and systems support - This could be help with our KOHA library system, help with our website or help with developing computing lessons for our library users on our Public Computers.

Front Desk and people contact - This is the main role of most volunteers where you deal with our library users directly. This includes many jobs, for example: checking in and out books using the Sheffield Libraries system and our KOHA library system; keeping shelves tidy; helping with preparing new books to be added to our Yellow Sticker collection; etc., etc.

NB: We currently have enough Front Desk volunteers, but we can put you on our waiting list in case a position becomes available in the future.

Cleaning and caring for the building - This includes regular cleaning and maintenance of the building inside and outside.

To find out more about these roles, please call in or phone (0114 234 8732) to arrange a meeting with our Volunteer Coordinator.

Alternatively you can download our STAND Volunteer Application Form - click here - which can be completed and delivered to the library.

However you contact us, our volunteer coordinator will get in touch with you to arrange a formal meeting.

We like to support our younger members of the library with the opportunity to volunteer as part of their educational experience. Sadly, we are not able to help with work experience, as we are not open every day and we are a volunteer organisation, but can help with Duke of Edinburgh or similar educational awards. Please email, phone or call in to leave your contact details and we will arrange a meeting.

STAND was formed in 2013 after Sheffield City Council announced its decision to close sixteen libraries (including Stannington) unless volunteers took them on. STAND was registered as a charity in 2014 and is funded by grants, donations and fund-raising activities. The library is run by a team of dedicated volunteers.