Library Volunteer

Thrive holds an important collection of publications about Social and Therapeutic horticulture used by professionals and students gaining qualifications in the field.

We are looking for a volunteer:

- to support us to maintain the library in good order to support our students’ studies.

- to support the Training and Education Administrator in relation to publications provided to our students.

Some of the tasks you may be involved in are:

- Keep the library in good order using the Dewey system already in place

- To follow up any students whose returns are outstanding

- To support with the development of the library through adding new sources


Computer literate - knowledge of Word and Excel

Knowledge of Access would also help greatly in the library

Good organisational skills

Reliability – be able to commit to a set time and day each week.

Problem solving – be able to work on own initiative.

Good communication – consult with the relevant staff member about given tasks.


  • Accessibility
  • Age restrictions
    Not suitable for under 18s
  • Current Driving Licence
  • DBS check required
  • Equal Opportunities Policy
  • Expenses reimbursed
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Ongoing support
  • Recruitment Process
  • Training provided
    Training in relation to Health & Safety and any other training relevant to the tasks we ask you to do. Attend any in-house staff training as appropriate Training in the ongoing maintenance of a small library
  • Volunteer induction
    A full introduction to the site and to the tasks we need you to do
  • Volunteer Policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
  • Written role description

When can I volunteer?

Start Date: 05/08/2022

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Availability Details

Full time 1 day a week or 2 half day Weekly Flexible


The Geoffrey Udall Centre
Beech Hill

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