Do you want to share your love of reading with older people in your local community? Become a Home Library Service Volunteer and deliver books/DVDs/CDs to older people in their homes to help combat loneliness and isolation.
Home library service volunteers are needed to work alongside the local library to deliver and collect books, DVDs or CDs to older people who may be housebound or have mobility issues.
The service also provides regular friendly social contact for the older person where you can check they are safe and well, discuss reading and listening preferences and report any concerns to the necessary people.
This is an ideal opportunity if you want to make new friends, to be part of a team, to develop your skills and experience and contribute to the work of the charity by enriching the lives of older people and helping them get the best from life.
You’ll need to have a friendly personality, an understanding of the needs of older people with the ability to observe and identify areas of concern. You’ll have good communication and listening skills with a non-judgemental attitude towards an individual’s circumstances and a willingness to ensure confidentiality.
Training will be provided and you’ll be reimbursed for out of pocket expenses.