Language Group Facilitator Haslemere Library

The Surrey Libraries Language Groups aim to provide an opportunity for
stimulating, varied and informal conversation between people, in a language
other than their own (primary) language. The Language Group Facilitator will
support and encourage people through providing initial conversation topics
and fostering a friendly, relaxed and welcoming atmosphere.

 Groups will initially run for a 6 month period. Meetings will be monthly.
 Maximum group size is 10 people.
 Surrey Libraries ideally require two facilitators for each language group
In this role, you will be helping to host a regular meeting. Groups are normally
run on a drop-in basis and need to be open to new members, capacity
allowing. The groups are run on behalf of the Library Service and as such, you
will be representing Surrey Libraries and working closely with local staff.


Applicants for this role should be:
 Friendly and approachable
 Empathic and discreet, non-judgmental and open-minded.
 Able to deal diplomatically with differences of opinion and be able to steer a
conversation tactfully so that everyone has the chance to speak.
 Be able to spend time researching topics for conversation before each
 Reliable and able to commit to the project for a specified period (initially the
6 month trial).


  • Accessibility
  • Equal Opportunities Policy
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Ongoing support
    Local staff will provide ongoing support
  • Training provided
    Induction training and support materials will be given.
  • Volunteer induction
  • Volunteer Policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance

When can I volunteer?

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning No No No No No No No
Afternoon No No No No No No No
Evening No No No No No No No

Availability Details

 Time commitment required. One hour monthly to lead the group plus additional time to prepare topics for the next meeting.


Haslemere Library
91 Wey Hill
GU27 1HP

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