Home Library Service

Royal Voluntary Service - South Somerset

Name: Home Library Service
Organisation: Royal Voluntary Service - South Somerset
Location: C/o Spark, Yeovil, Somerset, BA22 8WA
Type: Full Time
Flexible according to the volunteer’s availability and the needs of the service

Description

Home Library Service Volunteers are needed to work alongside the local library to
deliver and collect books/DVDs/CDs to older people who may be housebound or have
mobility issues.
KEY TASKS
 Collect and deliver books/DVDs/CDs to older people in their homes to help combat
loneliness
 Discuss reading and listening preferences
 Check the service user is safe and well
 Report any concerns to the appropriate person

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Organisation Description

The Royal Voluntary Service wants to help create a society where everyone feels valued and involved whatever their age. We are one of the largest volunteer organisations in the country. Our volunteers help out in our shops, and cafes and work in our local services helping older people stay active, independent and able to continue to contribute and be a part of our society. We do this by providing practical and emotional help where and when its needed.
We offer the Home Library Service which is available to anyone who cannot easily get to the library. Our volunteers will choose and deliver books and befriend people in their own home.


When

  Mon Tue Wed Thurs Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening

Cause / Interests

  • Libraries
  • Literacy
  • Older people

Types of Activity

  • Advice, Information and Support
  • Befriending and Buddying
  • General and Helping

Skills and Qualifications

Requirements

Friendly personality
Good communication skills
Confidentiality
Non-judgemental attitude
Ability to work within legal and Royal Voluntary Service guidelines
Driving license and own car required if driving as part of the service


Benefits

Enriching the lives of older people in your local community
Contributing to the work of Royal Voluntary Service to help older people get the best out of
life
Making new friends
Developing skills and experience

Additional/Specific Suitabilities

Minimum Age: NA
Maximum Age: NA
Disabled Access: No
Wheelchair Access: No
Expenses: Yes
Restrictions: Age/Gender Restrictions: None
Induction: Yes
Insurance Cover: NA
Special Needs: NA
Offer: NA
Training: Yes
Other: NA

Recruitment Method

Application form, DBS Check, Informal discussion, References