Monday, 25 November 2013

Five Stars For Cambridgeshire Libraries And Archives

The Five Star Focus Award has been presented to the service for their volunteering programme by Volunteering, Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, the partnership of Volunteer Centres across the county.

This is a brand new scheme and Cambridgeshire Libraries and Archives are the very first to receive it. The award evaluates the work that takes place with volunteers from recruitment to recognition.

Cambridgeshire Libraries, and Archives have a wide range of valuable volunteers of all ages – from Computer Buddie and Rhymetime Assistants to the Library at Home service.

Cambridgeshire County Council’s Cabinet Member for Education and Learning, Councillor David Harty said “We run a highly successful programme with many great examples, like the 75 teenage volunteers who joined us to support younger children with the Summer Reading Challenge and the great team of around 220 volunteers in our Library at Home service - visiting customers who are no longer mobile. We’re delighted that this hard work has been recognised.”

Anyone interested in a volunteering opportunity with Cambridgeshire Libraries and Archives can find out more on our website.