To help run the library and associated activities at our pop-up appearances at festivals, events, street fairs, and carnivals


  • Greeting and welcoming browsers and readers
  • Helping them find books
  • Checking books in and out
  • Helping to run any associated activities which in the past have included collage-poetry, black-out poetry, magnetic poetry activities, badge-making etc


Skills and abilities needed

  • to have a friendly and welcoming manner
  • to enjoy helping others
  • to be able to work in a team with other volunteers
  • a knowledge of poetry is helpful but certainly not required and can be picked up on the job

Timings and Locations

Various timings and locations depending on our calendar, but previous events have included Big Green Day Out, Cowley Road Carnival, Tandem Festival, Great British Bike Off, and Elder Stubbs Festival.

Events are usually on weekends, during the day.

Sound good? Not sure and want more information?

Drop us an email at oplvolunteer@gmail.com or fill in the form here to find out more.