Adult Volunteers

Homebound Readers

What will you do?

Bring the Library to patrons who are temporarily or permanently unable to visit the Library because of mobility or health concerns.

Program Length: Once or twice monthly

What’s in it for you?

  • 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

Volunteer Qualifications

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Able to carry Library materials
  • Have your own transportation
  • A genuine interest in volunteering with the elderly 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

We're currently looking for volunteers for this program!

Volunteer positions are available at Central, Fish Creek, Forest Lawn, Memorial Park, and Shawnessy libraries. If you're interested in volunteering, please complete an application and we will contact you as soon as possible.