Penicuik Library of Things (PLoTs)

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The role is flexible. We are building a team to run our brand-new community Library of Things. Things like tools and even apple pressing equipment, for people to share instead of buy. The team will be busy with all the following tasks: pickup and drop off sessions at the Pen-y-Coe Press; administration and IT; communicating with our community, maintain our “things”; helping teach others how to use our “things” safely. Whatever you can offer, we’d love to welcome you.
The sessions for picking-up and dropping-off things at the Pen-y-Coe Press will be at publicised times, initially Saturday 10-11am, Tuesday 10am to 1 pm, and Wednesday 2-4 pm. Other tasks, such as maintaining the “things”, can be done at any time.

Organisation aims and objectives

Penicuik Community Development Trust brings together local people to invest their time, talents and energy to make Penicuik a better place for families to grow up in, community activities to flourish, businesses to thrive, and others to find Penicuik an attractive place to visit. The aims are to promote the benefit of the people of Penicuik and its environs (being defined as all those who live within the town and its environs as well as any others who participate as active members of organisations based in Penicuik), without distinction of sex, sexuality, political, religious or other opinions, by actions: to advance community development; to advance education; to advance the arts, heritage, culture and science; to provide facilities, or assist in the provision of facilities, for recreation and other leisure time activities in the interests of social welfare so that the conditions of life may be improved










2 hours per week


Experience required: Teamwork, collaboration, and common sense. Confidence with using a computer and with interacting with library members who are borrowing and returning things. You will need to be very well organised.
Travel details: Buses that serve Penicuik are 37, 47, X62, 101 and 140
Minimum age: 18


Training details: Training in the library processes and procedures and use of the online system. Ongoing training will be refresher sessions and when new changes occur. Support will be informal
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer