Lend & Mend Hub Volunteer

  • VO97722


We are looking for volunteers to help in the delivery of workshops and learning sessions within the new Lend & Mend Hub in the library. We have training providers already established but would like volunteers to assist and potentially have routine times when people can come into the library to learn more about using the sewing machines, mending, and upcycling.
Key activities

· Providing assistance to members of the public at workshops and drop in sessions

· Provide basic inductions to the Lend & Mend Hub

· Using initiative to problem solve and answer questions

This is a great chance to increased your knowledge of the circular economy, develop new skills and enjoy social interaction with like minded people.

Organisation aims and objectives

Orkney Library & Archive provides a wide range of services, many of them free of charge. We welcome everybody, whether a resident of Orkney or visitor and provide free internet access on our computers or free WiFi connection if you would rather use your own device. Orkney Archive is housed within the main building in Kirkwall and is the place to go if you want to learn about the history and culture of Orkney.

Frequency and commitment details

This will be discussed with those interested as times may vary ? all sessions will be during library opening hours (Monday to Saturday between 9am and 5pm)


Experience required: Comfortable operating sewing machines Interest in recycling, sustainability and the circular economy Good communication skills Experience interacting with people in different contexts


Training details: Introduction to the sewing machines and induction process for the Lend & Mend Hub.