Decision Maker: Environment and Neighbourhood Committee
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: No
An analysis of the one year Volunteer Pilot
project in the Sutton Libraries service, outcomes and
recommendations for future partnership working with volunteers
across the Libraries, Heritage and Arts services
Jan Underhill, Assistant Director, People Services Directorate presented the report.
Members were of the view that the Libraries Volunteer project had been a success and thanked the library service and the team. Members thought that the approach was very professional and it should be rolled out to other libraries and cultural/heritage centres besides the pilot sites, and also to other departments of the council such as the Parks Department, where volunteers were highly valued, and where service benefits could be gained.
Jan Underhill informed the Committee that the service was looking into a volunteer portal on the main Council website for volunteers to register online and there was an opportunity to recognise the number of volunteers interested in other areas e.g. gardening. She also stated that volunteers added real value and should be approached in a professional manner and built into the core business, identifying and applying their particular skills.
RESOLVED: that the Environment and Neighbourhood Committee:
Report author: Jan Underhill
Publication date: 05/02/2018
Date of decision: 01/11/2017
Decided at meeting: 01/11/2017 - Environment and Neighbourhood Committee