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The "Library to You" Home Library Service offers anyone who is unable to get to a library, due to age, illness or disability, a personal library service, with volunteers delivering a range of books, audio books and information selected according to the customers own preferences.  

Customers using this service really value the social contact with the volunteers, providing access to the library service.

What the role involves:

Being matched with customers or routes and collecting items from the library to be delivered to their homes. Taking time to talk to the customers, making sure they receive the books and information they need. Returning items to the library and passing on information about the customers' preferences in relation to the items borrowed.


Skills

  • an ability to relate to all people in a warm and friendly manner 
  • a love of reading and the ability to share an enthusiasm for books 
  • an awareness of the needs of vulnerable people
  • a reasonable level of fitness
  • to be willing and able to travel



Details

  • Accessibility
  • Age restrictions
    18+
  • DBS check required
  • Equal Opportunities Policy
  • Expenses reimbursed
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Ongoing support
  • Volunteer induction
  • Volunteer Policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
  • Written role description

Location

This opportunity is available Countywide.

When do I need to be available?

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Afternoon Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Evening No No No No No No No

Availability Details

Anytime 9-4 Monday-Saturday

Register your Interest

Interests

  • Arts, Heritage and Entertainment
  • Civic Responsibility and Communities
  • Disability
  • No specific interest
  • Older People

Activities

  • Driving
  • Supporting People and Befriending

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