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Volunteering opportunities in libraries

1. IT volunteer

Volunteers will provide IT support for learners and PC users in libraries.

Roles and responsibilities

  • to assist the library staff in supporting library users with IT skills with one to one coaching
  • to provide advice, support and coaching in IT skills according to the specific needs of the library users
  • to listen sympathetically and help library users to work out solutions to their learning problems

Current opportunities

Cheadle Library on Fridays between 10:30am and 11:30am, starting on 16 June 2023.

Your skills and abilities

The role would suit someone who:

  • is competent in IT with an interest in sharing knowledge and skills
  • is able to explain simple technical terms used in computing
  • has good communication and listening skills
  • has patience and flexibility
  • has a friendly approachable manner with an ability to encourage and motivate
  • the ability to work on your own

Training, resources and information

An induction will be given and further training offered where appropriate. There'll be a 12 week trial period.

Who will be there

Library staff and other volunteers.

Benefits of volunteering

Some of the benefits include:

  • gain experience of planning, delivering, promoting and helping with IT learning activities
  • gain experience of working with people
  • valuable training and experience that can be included in CVs and job applications

You can visit our become a volunteer page to apply.

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