What would volunteering involve?

We are  looking to recruit volunteers to help us run Broomhill Community Library, a wholly volunteer run service, improve the building and restore its heritage garden. We have a number of roles for volunteers. Please download our current role profiles hereJob Roles

We are currently prioritising the recruitment of  Library Assistants for Monday 4 - 6.30pm, Tuesday (1.30 to 5.30), Saturdays and Children's Activity Leaders. 

 ·       Do you enjoy working with others and solving problems?

·         Are you used to working with computers, able to enter information correctly, and interested in mastering new software packages?

·        Are you used to working with the public, or in a customer service role and as part of a mutually supportive team?

·        Are you able to understand and follow set procedures in order to comply with Sheffield Library protocols and maintain consistency with library assistants working on other sessions?

·       Can you keep accurate manual records?

·       Are you familiar with common IT programs, e-mail and the internet, in order to assist public computer users with simple queries?

Training will be provided on how libraries work and use of the Library system database.

Ideally, we would like volunteers to work for at least one 4 hour session per week, particularly whilst they are gaining proficiency in Library systems, although other work patterns may be possible.

Initially we could ask you to complete an application and come in for a chat. We would then offer a couple of trial sessions so that you can have a taster of the library and we can assess how best we might use your skills.

Please note that this role is not suitable for volunteers seeking to learn customer care or IT skills.

To register your interest or if you have any questions you can email us on volunteer@broomhill-library.org.uk

If you are ready to volunteer, please download our application form, complete it and send to:

The Volunteer Co-ordinator, Broomhill Library, 10 Taptonville Road, Sheffield, S10 5BR

How do I volunteer - there are lots of roles apart from working directly in the Library?

Consider which roles you may be interested in helping us with and then complete our volunteer application form (DOC, 48 KB) to tell us about your skills and experience and availability.

We value all support but are particularly seeking to attract the following skills and experience: 
  • Architecture and building surveys
  • Artistic and creative activities
  • Building maintenance and gardening
  • Finance and fundraising
  • Educational and training activities—formal and informal
  • Heritage and restoration
  • Legal
  • Marketing and publicity
  • Premises and facilities management
  • Recruiting, training and developing volunteers
  • ICT systems use and management
  • Website development and social media
  • Working with children

Who do I get in touch with?

If you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact us at volunteer@broomhill-library.org.uk. Or leave contact details in the ‘Friends’ box in the library. Of course you can call in at the library and speak to a member of staff.