Blackburn with Darwen - Libraries and Museum


Blackburn Central Library - Community History Support Volunteer

Overview

Interested in Local Community History? Then this could be an ideal opportunity for you.

Based within the Community History Department at Blackburn Central Library we are seeking volunteers to assist customers research the history of Blackburn with Darwen.

We require volunteers with great customer care skills who are motivated to share those skills and their interest in Local History with others.

Volunteers will be required to provide two character references.

Tasks

  • To assist and support staff in the research of and writing for the content for the Cotton Town website
  • To assist and support staff and users in a wide range of areas in the community history library
  • To participate in meetings and one to one supervision sessions as relevant
  • Attend relevant training courses/workshops
  • Log volunteering hours via an on-line computer system

Qualities

  • An interest in local history
  • Basic IT skills
  • Willingness to contribute to part of a team
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Basic organisational skills
  • Ability to carry out tasks with minimum supervision
  • A commitment to providing good customer care

TRAINING:

Training will be provided where necessary and may be in the form of peer support, distance learning or trainer led.

Age:       16+

SCHEDULE: 

Mon PM, Tues, Weds AM/PM

LOCATION: 

Based within the Community History Department at Blackburn Central Library BB2 1AG and responsible to the Community History Manager

Schedule Summary

This activity has the following schedule


Date Start Time End Time
Monday, October 22, 2018 9:30 AM 7:00 PM
Monday, October 29, 2018 9:30 AM 7:00 PM
Monday, November 05, 2018 9:30 AM 7:00 PM
Monday, November 12, 2018 9:30 AM 7:00 PM
Monday, November 19, 2018 9:30 AM 7:00 PM
Monday, November 26, 2018 9:30 AM 7:00 PM
Monday, December 03, 2018 9:30 AM 7:00 PM
Monday, December 10, 2018 9:30 AM 7:00 PM
Monday, December 17, 2018 9:30 AM 7:00 PM

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