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To run the library during regular opening hours at The Community Works


  • Greeting and welcoming browsers and readers
  • Helping readers find books
  • Checking books in and out
  • Selling things from our little shop


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 library volunteers
  • a knowledge of poetry is helpful but certainly not required and can be picked up on the job

Timings and Locations

  • The library is open at The Community Works, 21 Park End St (OX1 1HU)
  • We are open from 12pm – 3pm on Fridays and Saturdays. Volunteers can sign up for a 1.5 hour shift, or the full 3 hours on any Friday or Saturday.
  • There is scope to increase our opening hours based on volunteer availability

Volunteers are welcome to sign up for any shift or double-shift, as often as they like.

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.