Every alternate Saturday morning between 11am – 12.30pm, Hesters Way Library runs a popular Lego Club. We need committed and enthusiastic volunteers to work with about 10 – 12 Primary School aged children in each session on different Lego based creative projects. You’ll assist, inspire and advise, but most of all allow the children the creative freedom to try out different building techniques to create their own models.
Hesters Way library really values its volunteers. An individual member of staff will be allocated as your main contact and you’ll receive all the training that you need to be a confident, successful and effective Lego Club volunteer. You’ll have a review after 3 or 4 sessions to make sure are comfortable in your volunteering role.
You would be working with a group of 10 – 12 Primary School aged children each fortnight to inspire and assist them to complete Lego building projects. Some children may need more practical help than others, others may just want you to help find a specific piece for them or bounce ideas off you for where their creation could go next.
The Lego Club sessions take place at Hesters Way library on alternate Saturday mornings between 11 am – 12.30pm, so we would expect you volunteering commitment to be just a little bit longer than the session each fortnight.
The Lego Club at Hesters Way Library has been made possible thanks to a generous donation of resources by a local business. Gloucestershire Libraries are also very keen on promoting and advocate the STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Maths) agenda, so we really want this club to be vibrant and well attended and a really stimulating and enjoyable experience for all.
Hesters Way library is keen to make all its volunteering positions accessible to all. The library has level access and automatic doors. There is public parking nearby.
If you would like to have a conversation about this role without committing yourself to it please email Andy Stewart, Team Leader for Up Hatherley and Hesters Way Libraries on Andy.Stewart@gloucestershire.gov.uk
Why get involved?
This role would very much suit someone with a love of Lego, building and creating models, who is also keen to work with children and to help advocate the STEAM agenda. This role could certainly form part of a Duke of Edinburgh award or count as professional development experience, or equally be taken on by someone just looking for a relaxed and practical volunteering experience.
You will gain practical experience of working with children of different ages. You’ll refine your skills around managing groups, motivating and encouraging people to try new things and also learn how to go with the flow to follow the group’s passions and interests. You’ll also gain project management skills as you help the group work towards that session’s creative project goal. If you have ambitions to work with children, work in STEAM related field or do project management of any sort, then this volunteering post would give you excellent experience.
Libraries are also very sociable places, so this is a great role to meet new people and develop new friendships. And as you’ll be in the library regularly you’ll be in prime place to spot all those new books to borrow as soon as they come in!
How to get involved?
- Sign into your account or sign up to Volunteer Makers.
- Accept the challenge
- Await a response from Gloucestershire Library Service with more information
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