Adult Volunteers

Libraries in Residence

What will you do?

Bring the Library to those who can’t come to us. Volunteers display “mini-libraries” of items, which have been selected by library staff, in seniors’ residences or continuing care facilities and/or use book trolleys to provide “room service” to residents.

Program Length: Ongoing

What’s in it for you?

  • Enjoy hands-on work that improves the quality of life for patrons
  • Share your passion for reading with seniors and people with disabilities

Volunteer Qualifications

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to transport and carry Library materials
  • 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

  • Manage the use of the collections in the in-house libraries
  • Deliver books and collect books from residents who cannot leave their rooms
  • Maintain regular contact with Library staff to ensure that the collections meet the needs of the residents
  • Participate in the program for a minimum of one year

Thanks for your interest.

All volunteer positions for this program are currently filled. Please complete an application and we will contact you when a position becomes available.