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Lethbridge Public Library

Populations Served

  • People with Disabilities

Competencies/Skills

  • Accountability
  • Communication
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Social Skills
Lethbridge Public Library

Homebound

Training and orientation:

  • Participate in the Homebound Volunteer Orientation (which covers volunteer expectations, health and safety procedures, and documentation management.)
  • Work with the Volunteer Manager to review the Volunteer Handbook.

Fuel is NOT covered.

Volunteer Duties

  • Deliver library materials to people who are physically unable to visit our library branches due to age, illness, or injury.
  • Responsibilities:
    • Utilize the online library catalogue to request library materials on behalf of the Homebound patron and maintain material lists and other documentation as needed.
    • Choose appropriate items for the Homebound patron(s) based on their interests.
    • Check out library material on behalf of the patron and deliver it to them at a set date/time.
    • Return library materials back to the library when they are due back.
    • Ensure the homebound patron’s library account is kept in good standing (renewing each year and alerting library staff to any outstanding issues)

Requirements

  • Age: 18 years old and above
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Physically able to carry up to 15 pounds
  • Access to reliable transportation
  • Must have appropriate insurance coverage for use of a personal vehicle
  • Can physically carry library materials up to 15 pounds
  • Is reliable, trustworthy, and committed to being professional and courteous
  • Basic computer and literacy skills

Schedule

2 hours every 3-4 weeks

Time Commitment

Continuing commitment

Type of Opportunity

Community Engagement,Transportation

Application Type

Advanced

Other Opportunities with Lethbridge Public Library

Continuing commitment
Lethbridge Public Library

We are looking for volunteers who have the skills and experience to assist us in helping adults improve their reading, math, computer and/or writing skills.

After 6 hours of training, you will be ready to begin helping others.

You can choose one-on-one tutoring or teach to a small class on a day or time that works for you.

We have prepared lessons you will use with your student(s) and Read On Staff will support you.

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