Homebound Readers

OVERVIEW

  • Bring the library to patrons who are temporarily or permanently unable to visit the library due to lack of transportation, mobility or health concerns

PROGRAM GOALS

  • Provide access to library resources and materials to adults unable to visit the Library because of mobility or health concerns
  • Promote lifelong learning, inclusion and independence
  • Improve the quality of life for our patrons

LENGTH

  • One to two times per month

VOLUNTEER QUALIFICATIONS

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Able to carry library materials
  • Have your own transportation and a valid Alberta Driver’s License
  • Genuine interest in volunteering with a diverse population and sharing the love of reading with others
  • Ability to work effectively with diverse populations
  • Clear Criminal Record Check and Vulnerable Sector Record Check
  • Must be 18+ years of age

VOLUNTEER RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Deliver and return library materials to homebound individuals
  • Consult with your homebound patron to arrange for mutually convenient meeting times
  • Maintain regular contact with library staff to discuss the homebound patron’s needs
  • Participate in the program for a minimum of six months
  • Respect confidentiality

TRAINING

  • A two hour training and orientation session

BENEFITS

  • Meet new people and develop lasting relationships
  • Contribute directly to local communities
  • Provide the link between the library and its homebound patrons
  • Improve the quality of life for homebound patrons

Current Opportunities: There are no opportunities at this time.

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