We already have a good solid base of volunteers working in the library with plans for volunteer ‘get togethers’ to encourage team bonding and make it fun – but we are still looking to recruit more volunteers. Please don’t hesitate to contact us on the following link contact us if you’d like to help the library in Freshwater as a volunteer. We really do need your help and you’ll receieve full training.
Latest Volunteering New
12th August 2022
Pat Burge, one of our splendid volunteers, suggested setting up a monthly Quiz Night on the 1st Monday of each month, 7pm – 9pm, £1 entrance fee, (although I believe the donation tin is rattled), all proceeds to FoFL to aid the library. These have proved extremely popular, 43 participants at the last session.
You need to book a place in advance – please ring Freshwater Library on 01983 752377 to get the email address through which to book. Thank you Pat for this volunteering initiative.
10th October 2016
At the moment, we are arranging training for those people who want to support the library in Freshwater by volunteering to help run it. As you may know, the library service is delivered by only one member of library staff assisted by a team of local volunteers. We really do need the help of our community to keep the library running.
If you think you can help in any way, we can arrange for you to meet the library staff and come and do a shadowing session to see whether you think you’d like to do some further training. Once a session of training at library HQ in Newport has been completed you will receive on the job training by library personnel. Please do contact us by using this CONTACT US link. We will reply to you as soon as we can.
Once you are a regular volunteer, you’ll be offered the same session once a week. This way, you can plan your life around your volunteering activity and we have a consistent team of volunteers. We can plan round your holidays as long as you can commit to a regular day and time (either a morning or an afternoon one day a week).
Our volunteers find that volunteering in the library is a very worthwhile thing to do. Freshwater Library is at the heart of the village and its a great way of doing something really useful and special to benefit the community you live in. It is no exaggeration to say that the library simply cannot function without your support and we value our wonderful team of volunteers.
Please don’t forget, we need people with a broad range of skills, not just volunteer librarians. If you think you’d be able to help in the garden, doing general maintenance or helping at events with refreshments – then we’d love to hear from you.
Both Freshwater Library and the FOFL Committee are delighted at the level of support that has been offered. New volunteers – we hope to hear from you soon.