Home Library Service Volunteer

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To deliver library items to Home Library Service customers in their own homes, sheltered housing or in care homes. These are customers unable to get to their local library and these deliveries enable them to continue to enjoy reading. This is especially important at the moment as they may have run out of reading material due to the service’s suspension during lockdown.

  • delivering a selection of books, audio books and DVDs to customer’s homes (whilst observing socially distancing guidelines)

  •  phoning customers to tell them you’re delivering and ask how and where they want the items placed • these items will have been selected by library staff for the customer (usually based on their personal preferences for format and genre)

  •  exchanging a brief, socially distanced, chat with the customer to check they are ok

  •  If appropriate flagging up to the library contact any need that the customer may express (so we can either signpost to other organisations that help or refer the customer)

What skills do I need?

• access to a car and a full driving licence

• an interest in people

• enthusiasm for books and reading is not necessary but would be a bonus

• good communication and people skills

• able to work on own initiative

• ability to carry moderate amounts of books and other library materials

• a practical and patient nature


  • Equal opportunities policy
  • Expenses reimbursed
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Suitable for under 18s
    Volunteers must be older than 18
  • Volunteer induction
  • Volunteer policy
  • Written role description

When can I volunteer?

Start Date: 02/08/2021

End Date: 02/08/2022

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

Availability Details

As and when required

Posted for
Braintree Library

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  • Civic Responsibility and Communities
  • Disability
  • Older People


  • Driving
  • Supporting People and Befriending

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