“The cargo bikes and bike trailer are fun to ride. And it feels good being able to help people borrow things who don’t have transport of their own.”
Maurice, delivery cyclist.
|– Variable, but typically three hours a week during Library opening hours or at other times||– All around Oxford (within the ring road)||– Exercise!|
– Free borrows
– Helping people who couldn’t access the Library otherwise
- Taking ‘things’ between the Library and borrowers’ homes or places of work. You might have your own bike or cargo bike that you want to put to better use.
We are looking for people to help to grow and develop the Library, joining our team of delivery staff; it is currently open Thursdays and Saturdays from 12-6pm but we hope to be able to be open more in the future.
- You need to be fairly comfortable cycling around Oxford with a trailer in the light and dark, or using a cargo bike. We have an electric bike to lessen the load, but the role will be relatively active
- You need to be able to communicate with potential borrowers / users of the items – the Library is not a rental store but aims to develop relationships with its user members.
- You need to be able to commit with a reasonable degree of regularity.
We have an approximately monthly meeting of volunteers, where attendance is encouraged, but not compulsory.
To get involved, please get in touch at:
or stop by during our opening hours to have a chat.
More About SHARE Oxford & the Library of Things
SHARE Oxford aims to reduce waste and excess consumption through facilitating and encouraging sharing in the community. On the practical level this means having and loaning out useful items (‘Things’) at affordable rates, thereby helping people to buy less, store less, have access to more, and waste less.
However, we have a wider vision, that is to change individuals’ relationship with how they consume just about everything. Ultimately, we seek to challenge people’s perceptions of ownership and our relationship to the Earth’s resources, collaborate with like-minded people and groups, to inspire others to undertake similar initiatives, and to be part of a progression towards a healthier economy and society. We’ll know we’ve achieved this when the majority of people think “how can I share?” before
buying or disposing of anything.