This opportunity is available through Witham Library.
Essex Libraries provide a mobile library service to more than 200 communities across the county. The service is valued by many residents in remote locations who would otherwise have limited access to library and council services.
There are occasions when our mobile library drivers have to learn and drive new routes. As a mobile library support volunteer, you will assist the mobile library supervisor by reading from a set of route notes to ensure the correct route is taken; and make accurate amendments to the routes for future reference
What will it involve?
• Accurately reading and interpreting a set of route notes you will be provided with. It is important that the notes provided are followed to ensure compliance with road conditions, for example not entering weight restricted areas • Communicating these route notes clearly and accurately to the driver whilst out on the route • Keeping a record of any mistakes or alterations required that can be made to the typed notes at a later date • Ability to follow a map and react in the event of an unexpected event such as a road closure on the route • Maintaining a friendly and welcoming manner with customers using the mobile library • The mobile library vehicles are based at Witham Library, so in most cases you will need to meet the vehicle there at the start of the day.
• Good verbal communication skills
• Ability to read from a set of directions or map
• A good knowledge of Essex would be an advantage.
You will be redirected to the Volunteer Essex website
Between these dates: 02/07/2018 - 02/07/2019
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