Homebound Readers

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

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 one year

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

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