Bounce & Rhyme and Storytime volunteer

Nursery rhymes and stories are not only great fun, but also important to the language development of babies and young children.

As a Bounce and Rhyme volunteer you would lead small groups of parents in singing well known rhymes with actions (twinkle, twinkle little star...)

As a storytime volunteer you will offer short story sessions in the library, reading picture books to groups of pre-school children, helping to bring the magic of stories to life.

All you really need for either role is enthusiasm, full training will be given.

Applying to volunteer in a library

Our library staff may contact you shortly to discuss your application and answer any questions you may have. Please contact us for more information about any volunteer role.

Before you start you will need:

  • Details of 2 referees 

Some volunteer roles require a DBS check to ensure the protection of vulnerable residents. We will advise you how this process is carried out if necessary.

Apply to be a Bounce & Rhyme and Storytime volunteer 


  • Assisting with the setting up process for activities and help to ensure a safe and comfortable environment.
  • To meet and greet families attending family reading activities i.e. Bounce and Rhyme and/or Storytime.  
  • To assist with the delivery of Bounce and Rhyme and/or Storytime. 

Skills and abilities needed

  • Feeling confident performing songs and reading in front of children under 5 and their parents.
  • Patience
  • Lots of enthusiasm!


Was this page helpful?

Very poor
Neither good nor poor
Very good