Mobile Library Support Volunteer

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.

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


  • No specific interest


  • Administration and Office
  • Creativity
  • General Helping


  • Accessibility
  • Data Protection policy
  • DBS check required
  • Equal opportunities policy
  • Expenses reimbursed
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • 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: 02/07/2018 - 02/07/2019

On these days:

Mon-Fri Day Eve
Weekend Day Eve



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