Our volunteers are invaluable to us - they help out in all aspects of our work. Every contribution counts to us and is much appreciated.
Volunteers enjoy helping out and taking part in our many activities, meeting new people and being part of the social life of the Lit & Phil.
How you can be involved:
Serving on the Board of Trustees
Ordinary or named Family members may stand for election to the Board. Normally these elections take place in May every year and members are notified in advance with full details of how to do this.
Assisting at Events
With approximately 200 events taking place in the Lit & Phil every year, volunteers are a crucial part of their smooth running, from introducing speakers, stewarding to helping set out chairs and serving drinks. Not every task will appeal to everyone, of course!
Our voluntary bookbinding group is supervised by a retired professional bookbinder and does a great deal to tackle the library’s backlog of damaged or deteriorating books.
Leading Guided Tours
We organise regular guided tours of the building, as well as tours on request from groups such as Local History Societies. The popularity of tours is ever increasing so we do need more people to join our team of guides. Full training is given.
We have recently established a team of 'greeters' who are on hand as often as possible welcome visitors to the library and to answer any questions they may have.
Serving in the Coffee Hatch
The hatch is one of the most popular and revered institutions of the Lit & Phil and run entirely by volunteers. We'll show you the ropes and your commitment might only be once or twice a month.
At least four times a year we send out mailings to members and we ask volunteers to stuff envelopes with newsletters etc. It is a very sociable activity – one of our most popular activities amongst volunteers.
In addition, there are often new or one-off opportunities for volunteers.
If you would like to be part of the Lit & Phil’s team of volunteers please contact us by clicking the button below.
The Lit & Phil
23 Westgate Road
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