FOLIO Sutton Coldfield (Registered Charity No. 1175929) is a community group of Sutton Coldfield residents who want to see our public libraries not just survive, but thrive at the heart of our community.
We support and promote the current library service in Sutton Coldfield and facilitate a richly varied programme of events and activities in Sutton Coldfield Library and through library outreach.
We’re keen to welcome new volunteers to our team. Come and have some fun at the same time as making a tangible and meaningful contribution to your community!
These are some ways you can volunteer with us:
Social media supporter
Help us spread the word about FOLIO events and activities, and events and activities at other Sutton libraries via our Facebook and Twitter accounts. Easy to do from home or as you commute! Time commitment: anything from 15 minutes a week upwards.
Could you design the posters and social adverts for our events? Even if you could only take on some of our events this would be a great help. Time commitment: anything from an hour upwards three times a year.
School/Place of worship ambassador
Sign up to ask your school/place of worship to include information about our events and activities in their regular newsletters. We will provide you with the relevant details and then all you need to do is speak to the Head/Secretary etc and follow up to encourage them to include the info in their publications. Time commitment: anything from 30 minutes upwards three times a year.
Entirely volunteer run, every penny raised goes towards putting on more events and better promoting Sutton libraries and all they have to offer. Could you take on a sponsored challenge or arrange a quiz to raise funds for us? Time commitment: a one-off activity of a couple of hours, with plenty of support from us.
A straightforward but hugely appreciated way to help our events go smoothly – volunteer as a steward at an event, helping us set up the space and tidy away afterwards. Time commitment: anything from 2 hours (ie one event) upwards.
We’re always looking for new people to partner with to deliver events. Perhaps, for example you’d like to run a chess group in the library? Maybe you’d like host a writers’ group? Whatever skills and talents you’d like to share, we’d love to hear from you. Time commitment: anything from a single event to regular weekly activities.
Would you like to help the strategic development of FOLIO? We’re keen to recruit new Trustees to our board (full details: http://foliosuttoncoldfield.org.uk/join-us/). Time commitment: Monthly board meetings (2 hours), plus stewarding at 4 events throughout the year.
If any of these opportunities appeal to you, or you’d like to discuss your own ideas about how you might support FOLIO Sutton Coldfield please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or get in touch via our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/FOLIOSuttonColdfield/) or Twitter account (@FOLIOsutcol).