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Home Library Service - Delivery Volunteer (Harrogate)

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Home Library Service - Delivery Volunteer (Harrogate)
North Yorkshire County Council - Library Service
Description of the role:

The Home Library Service delivers books, audio books, and information to people who find it difficult to visit their local Library in person. Volunteers visit people in their homes to deliver pre-selected items, and to spend time talking with them – particularly about their choices and requests – before returning to the Library. Volunteers need to be able to respond to changes in the health and home circumstances of the people they visit, and offer them extra information as appropriate. Volunteers go out in pairs and receive travel expenses incurred whilst delivering.

Skills and qualities needed for the role:

Someone who has an interest in reading, is punctual and reliable, with good communication and interpersonal skills. Existing volunteers say they enjoy forming relationships with the people they visit, and feel they are contributing to a very worthwhile service.

Practical information:

At the moment this role requires being able to help cover regular volunteers absence but in the long run we would hope to give someone a regular route if they wished. The time commitment is approximately 2 hours on a Thursday morning. It involves some lifting and carrying, and may include using stairs and lifts. There is also a small amount of paperwork. This opportunity is available to men and women aged 18 years and older; there is no upper age limit.

A current Driving Licence and access to a vehicle would be an advantage, but is not essential. A Disclosure and Barring Service check (at no cost to the applicant) plus references are required.


Additional Information
DBS check needed: Yes
Driving licence needed: No
Car owner: No
Open to: Ages 18+
Is this role wheelchair accessible?: No
Knaresborough Library
Market Place
North Yorkshire
Last updated: 08.02.2019
Organisation Information

The libraries provide books, media and information for local residents in North Yorkshire.

The Library Service also provide a free delivery service to customers who find it difficult to visit the Library and Information Centre themselves.

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