D of E

Library Support – Duke of Edinburgh & Events Volunteer

Aura Libraries offer volunteering opportunities for young people undertaking their Bronze, Silver and Gold awards.  The Duke of Edinburgh Award is the world’s leading youth achievement award which enables young people to push personal boundaries, gain new skills and enhance their CVs and university applications. D of E participants can do their volunteering component in our libraries and find out about our community ethos, learning new skills and helping people of all ages in the library.

Event volunteer role focuses on supporting library staff with the wide variety of events and activities we deliver throughout the year. These range from author events to local interest talks to holiday activities for children as well as our regular activity programme. Duties could include setting up spaces, moving chairs, serving refreshments, directing customers, promoting library services, assisting participants with activity such as crafts for example or assisting with a scrabble club or shared reading group.

IT Sessions

IT Sessions

A key part of our core offer within our libraries is enabling access to digital resources and information. We offer free PC and Wi-Fi access as well as eBooks and other eResources. The role of the IT Volunteer is to assist people who may not be confident in using these new technologies and resources.

Many services, application forms and government information are increasingly only available on line. Digital Technology enables people to communicate as never before and the fast pace of technical change can be difficult to embrace. An IT Volunteer provides a valuable supporting role and may be asked to deliver 1:1 support to customers in our libraries.

Reading Hack

Summer Reading Challenge/Reading Hack

Reading Hack gives you skills and experience and is a great way to meet new people and get creative. Reading Hack turns reading on its head. Create your own hacks, meet new people, get skills and inspire others to read. If you’re aged 13 to 24 get involved, make hacks and do some volunteering.

A hack is an activity with reading at its heart. This could be anything from a poetry-themed DJ set or novel-inspired Minecraft, to book-related filmmaking or helping others to read.

Become a Reading Hack with Aura Libraries.  A great time to start volunteering as a Hack is during the summer holidays when we run the annual Summer Reading Challenge for 5-12 year olds.

https://readinghack.org.uk/

https://summerreadingchallenge.org.uk/

Storytime

Storytime & Rhymetime – Welsh Medium  

As part of our core offer to the community our libraries offer weekly Storytime and Rhymetime sessions to under-fives.

These activities are crucial to children’s language development and encourage a love of stories and imagination from a young age.  They are also great ways for parents and carers to interact with their child. We would like to offer as many sessions as possible in the welsh language to our communities.  This role is an opportunity for people to assist library staff in offering these sessions. Volunteers should be fluent welsh speakers and have some experience of working with children and families

Greenfield Valley

Museum Support

The Museums Service aims to assist Flintshire residents and visitors in enjoying and exploring the history of the county.

Here you will find information about the museums in Buckley, Mold and the Greenfield Valley Heritage Park in Holywell, (managed on behalf of the Council by the Greenfield Valley Trust).There is also information about the educational resources we offer to learners of all ages.

Buckley Museum – The museum tells the story of Buckley’s place as a major centre for the pottery and brick industries from medieval times through to the Twentieth Century. You can see many of Buckley’s finest wares on display and browse through the extensive local history reference resources.

Greenfield Valley Museum – Situated in the beautiful 70 acre Greenfield Valley Heritage Park, the Greenfield Valley Museum offers a glimpse of how we used to live. You can explore the fine collection of reconstructed historic buildings including a Victorian school room and a 16th Century farmhouse and learn about traditional farming methods. Visitors can also meet the farm animals, visit Basingwerk Abbey and explore the industrial heritage of the Greenfield Valley.

Mold Museum – The museum traces the fascinating history of Mold. There are bronze age treasures to see including axes, jewellery and a replica of the Mold Cape. The museum has displays on the famous sons of Mold and life around the town. You can experience Victorian Mold through the eyes of Welsh novelist Daniel Owen who is seen in his reconstructed study and tailor’s shop.