View the recording of the Community Engagement and Volunteering webinar:

The webinar was facilitated by Kathryn Roper, Membership Developer at Locality and is open to staff, volunteers, trustees, people who work in/support community managed libraries, independent libraries and those who receive local authority support and trusts and communities aspiring to implement community managed libraries.  The session will focus on

Community Engagement

  • Harnessing community support
  • Involving your community in decision making
  • Planning
  • Managing community challenges/issues
  • Social media/communication
  • Fundraising


  • Recruitment and selection of volunteers
  • Working with volunteers
  • Sompe practical tools/tips
  • Learning from others’ experience
  • Involving volulnteers in strategic decision making
  • Volunteer strategy

The session is also informed by live case studies, learning and experiences from the CML sector, helping paticipants and their organiations devise and implement effective community engagement and volunteering plans, processes and strategies.