Tales Without Borders Community Librarian

We are looking for a reliable and motivated person to volunteer as a Community Librarian at Teakisi’s diverse reading space: Tales Without Borders. Tales Without Borders empowers individuals to find themselves within the pages, fostering literacy, empathy, and a powerful sense of belonging. We're curating a collection where everyone feels seen and valued, featuring a rich tapestry of voices from ethnically minoritised communities.

This role will involve the following responsibilities:

  • Meet and greet Tales Without Borders attendees;
  • Host and manage community groups;
  • Manage and promote book donations;
  • Manage and update book inventory;
  • Liaise with Teakisi Team to plan and execute outreach events, workshops, and campaigns;
  • Monitor the Tales Without Borders space; and
  • Assist colleagues wherever necessary.


  • Excellent reading skills and a passion for literature;
  • Experience working with children young people and vulnerable adults;
  • Cultural sensitivity;
  • Events organisation and general organisational skills;
  • Multi-tasking and adaptability; and
  • Excellent digital skills including use of Zoom, emails and others.


  • Accessibility
    Our working space is accessible.
  • Age restrictions
    18+ only
  • Equal Opportunities Policy
  • Expenses reimbursed
    Teakisi will cover reasonably receipted out of pocket expenses (e.g. Travel expenses – mileage is limited to 0.45p per mile and you can claim up to £7 a day if you are travelling by public transport).
  • Ongoing support
    Support from Teakisi team will be available
  • Volunteer induction
    Induction will take place within the first week of volunteering.
  • Volunteers covered by insurance

When can I volunteer?

Start Date: 04/03/2024

End Date: 01/04/2025

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Blyth Community Enterprise Centre
Ridley Street
NE24 3AG

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