From leading a Lego club or Health Walk, being a digital champion or volunteering to deliver the Library Service at Home, these are just some of the ways volunteers are supporting their communities.

Each week dozens of volunteers gift their valuable time supporting our county’s libraries.

This Thursday to recognise their efforts, Worcestershire’s libraries are marking International Volunteer Day 2019 by celebrating their contribution.

Organised by the United Nations, the day aims to celebrate and raise awareness of the enormous contribution that volunteers make to their communities.

The celebrations will recognise their contribution and thank them all for their efforts.

Carol Brown, Worcestershire County Council’s library service manager said: “Volunteering with Worcestershire Libraries offers a wide range of opportunities for people of all ages and we are lucky to be supported by hundreds of volunteers each year."

“Volunteering opportunities in libraries include being a digital champion, selecting and delivering books for our Library Service at Home customers, running a Lego club or leading a Health Walk. We are also helped each year by around 165 young volunteers who support The Summer Reading Challenge.

As well as enhancing services provided by libraries, volunteering has been proven to have benefits for individuals including tackling loneliness and increasing the feeling of being connected with their community.”