Homebound Readers

Overview

Bring the Library to patrons who are temporarily or permanently unable to visit the Library because of 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
  • Genuine interest in volunteering with the elderly and sharing the love of reading with others
  • Ablilty 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

Help Needed

Accepting applications for SW and Central areas, Millrise, Midnapore, Dover and Penbrooke areas.
Forest Lawn Library
Shawnessy Library

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Contact

homeboundreaders@calgarylibrary.ca

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