Daddy Cool Volunteer at Various Essex Libraries

This opportunity is available in the following libraries:

Saffron Walden only

Our fun-packed rhyme and story sessions take place in libraries during school term-times. Everyone joins in with singing rhymes and doing the actions, and afterwards families stay to chat, join the library and to choose books to take home.

As a volunteer at baby and toddler rhyme times, you will deliver rhyme sessions, and support the development of children by sharing your enjoyment of books and rhymes.

What will it involve?

• Preparing the children's library for the session - putting out chairs and selecting stories and rhymes

• Meeting and greeting the parents/carers and children and making everyone feel welcome

• Encouraging parents to join in with their child

• Joining in or delivering the session and building a good rapport with the group

• Chatting with families about the benefits of early book sharing and the importance of talking and singing rhymes with their children

• Directing specific enquiries to library staff

• Clearing the area once the session ends


• Warmth and friendliness

• Able to relate to children and their families

• Practical and 'hands on'

• Able to work on own initiative

• Comfortable singing in public (but no voice skills needed)

• Enthusiasm to promote sharing books and reading with families

• An enthusiasm for libraries and awareness of the range of services offered

Register your interest

You will be redirected to the Volunteer Essex website

Posted for

Essex Libraries

Posted by

Volunteer Essex

Register your interest

You will be redirected to the Volunteer Essex website


  • Children
  • No specific interest


  • Creativity
  • Local Events
  • Supporting People and Befriending


  • Accessibility
  • DBS check required
  • Equal opportunities policy
  • Expenses reimbursed
  • Ongoing support
  • Suitable for under 18s
  • Training provided
  • Volunteer induction
  • Volunteer policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
  • Written role description

When can I volunteer?

Between these dates: 27/09/2019 - 20/12/2019

On these days:

Mon-Fri Day Eve
Weekend Day Eve



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