Housebound Volunteer

Campbeltown, Cardross, Dunoon, Helensburgh, Lochgilphead, Oban, Rosneath, Rothesay, Tarbert, Tiree, Tobermory
Posted 5 years ago

LiveArgyll requires your assistance in volunteering to deliver library books and items to residents in their own homes.   Our housebound service enables people who can’t visit a library in person to still access our service. We require housebound volunteers to be a minimum of 18 years old.

Your time commitment will be:

  • due to the nature and demands of this service volunteering time will be variable
  • LiveArgyll will ensure that volunteers are allocated customers in a geographical area that matches their availability

Your involvement will be:

  • selecting, delivering/collecting books and other materials to/from Housebound clients
  • liaison with library staff, clients and other volunteers to arrange deliver routes and client visits
  • being the main point of contact for enquiries between the client and library staff
  • signposting housebound clients to other LiveArgyll services

Your opportunity is:

  • demonstrating and improving communication skills and confidence
  • gaining training and experience which may help you to gain employment in the future
  • valuable experience to put on your CV
  • inspiring others and putting your skills to good use
  • meeting new people and working as a team
  • the satisfaction of allowing housebound clients to access the full range of library stock and the joy of reading/listening
  • using or developing organisation and planning skills

Your training will include:

  • a comprehensive induction with on-going training and support

The skills we are looking for are:

  • interest in reading and enthusiasm for books and Library Services
  • ability to communicate well with people of all ages and backgrounds
  • organisational skills
  • flexible and able to help on a regular basis
  • ability to work without supervision
  • reliable and responsible
  • being physically able to fulfil the role carrying and possibly delivering books

Who should you contact?

If you are interested in the role, or would just like a little bit more information please contact

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