Recruitment and training of volunteers continues at Cheslyn Hay Library. The team has 13 volunteers for the library role and 3 more supporting with shelving and tidying. They are growing in confidence as they serve customers and practice their new skills. There is great rapport developing between the volunteers and the customers as they are starting to get to know each other. The customers are appreciative that volunteers are stepping forward to keep the service open and are patient as the volunteers work through each different scenario. The volunteers are enjoying the experience and feeling proud of their achievements in using the library computer system.
This demonstrates that there is appetite within the local community to support the library service, local people giving something back to the community through volunteering and also by customers using and valuing this local resource.