FOSL Volunteer Network – Get Involved!
Following the campaign to save Stirchley Library in 2017, Friends of Stirchley Library is now focused on the future of the library. We want to support the existing library service and staff and keep the library at the centre of the Stirchley community for years to come.
Over the next six months, FOSL will establish a network of volunteers who can support the library staff and move towards the library being open more often and accessible to more people. Last year, lots of people in the community registered their interest in volunteering with FOSL. We’re now ready to kickstart the Volunteer Programme, providing the required training and ongoing support.
We are looking for volunteers to support FOSL in the following areas:
1. To support the existing library staff and expand opening hours
This will be a phased rollout of an expanded service, starting out with lunchtimes and evening events, with the aim of increasing library usage and moving towards the library being open more than 3 days per week. This will be a great way to meet other people in the community and contribute to the expansion of the library service.
Volunteers will assist customers with the use of the new Self-Service Kiosk, use of PCs and printing.
2. To assist in the programming and running of community events
We want the library to be at the heart of our community, a venue that hosts a wide variety of events for people of all ages and families. We can only do this through the support of volunteers. Have an idea for an event that could be held at the library? Or just want to help out with setting up and running events? We’d love to see more book clubs, community group meetings, creative workshops and evening events taking place at the library.
3. FOSL Committee
Friends of Stirchley Library is currently run by a small but passionate committee of four local people who care about the future of the library and its place in the community. Unfortunately we only have so much capacity, and would really value other voices in the community contributing to our long-term planning, governance and fundraising. Help us realise the big ambitions we have for FOSL by joining the committee!
To register your interest in volunteering with FOSL, please fill out this short form and our Volunteer Network Coordinator Matt Andrews will be in touch soon.
Thank you for your interest!