SHARE library volunteer

SHARE - A Library of Things

Name: SHARE library volunteer
Organisation: SHARE - A Library of Things
Location: 3A The Bridge, Frome, BA11 1AR


As a SHARE volunteer, you will be helping the day-to-day running of the library of things, ensuring customers feel welcome, understand the project and encourage involvement.

Your tasks will include: Manning the front desk, till-work as required, welcoming customers, registering new members, booking items in & out, tidying shelves and cleaning, checking over returned items, answering queries and promoting the project.

We are looking for passionate volunteers who are enthusiastic about the work of SHARE. You will have good communication and interpersonal skills, the ability to get along with people and work as part of a team. Flexible time commitment, ideally volunteers should be available for a 2-hour shift per week.

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Organisation Description

SHARE is a community space for Frome, a place for people to borrow objects, share skills and connect with others.

We aim to get people spending less, wasting less and connecting more. And by doing this, help people to save money, reduce waste, and cultivate a happier and more resilient community.

Volunteers are at the heart of SHARE and may wholly run the service in the future. Sharing your time increases the sustainability of SHARE and helps it to be an effective and valued resource for the people of Frome.


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Cause / Interests

  • Environment

Types of Activity

  • Community Work
  • General and Helping
  • Retail and Charity Shops

Skills and Qualifications


You will have good communication and interpersonal skills, the ability to get along with people and work as part of a team.


- The opportunity to help SHARE’s mission of promoting sharing within Frome and increasing sustainability through shared community resources;
- Increased confidence;
- Connecting with the community of Frome and being part of a team;
- Retail and customer service skills;
- Fun, social, exciting place to be and lots of opportunities to meet new people.

Additional/Specific Suitabilities

Minimum Age: 16
Maximum Age: NA
Disabled Access: No
Wheelchair Access: No
Expenses: NA
Restrictions: There are stairs to the bathroom; no lift is available.
Induction: General induction, including some health and safety, and training in the library computer system
Insurance Cover: yes
Special Needs: NA
Offer: NA
Training: Individual training requests can be considered.
Other: NA

Recruitment Method

Application form, Informal discussion, References