Housebound Library Book Delivery

  • VO88506


We require a volunteer to drop off and collect books and audio books to service users signed up to our housebound delivery service.

The volunteer starts off this process by arriving at the library, collecting the materials to be delivered and chatting to library staff about any patron updates or requirements. They then deliver the books, receiving any books to be returned at the same time. To comply with Covid 19 related guidance the process is carried out at the patron's front door. There will be no requirement to enter any persons home.

Following this, book returns are taken back to the library and any messages are relayed to the staff.

Organisation aims and objectives

Bookbug sessions ( for under 5's)- every Thursday at 10.30am and every Saturday at 10.30am. Code Club - ( for children 8 years and over)- every Friday at 2:30pm. Creative Writing group - ( for children in P7- S6) - every Saturday at 11.30-12.30am. DWP Universal Credit Drop In Surgeries - every Thursday from 2pm - 4.30pm Knit-wits - every Friday at 10.15am Lego Club ( all ages) - every Friday at 2.30pm-3.30pm. (Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult.).Please note that this has been temporarily cancelled. Learn computer basics - available online on demand (Learn computer basics or iPad learner sessions) Pans Pals ( group for people over 60's) - Fortnightly on a Wednesday 10.30am - 12 noon Rent Team Drop in every Thursday from 2pm-4pm. Smoking Cessation Group - every Thursday from 5pm-7pm Welfare Rights Surgeries - First and Third Thursday of the month










2 hours per month

Frequency and commitment details

2 hours per month


Compliance with East Lothian Council guidelines, mask wearing in the library and while engaging service users. Frequent hand sanitisation - sanitiser to be provided.
Experience required: Access to a vehicle Available to work from 10am - 12pm on (usually) the first Friday of the month. PVG Disclosure Check (carried out at the expense of East Lothian Council) Ability to carry a heavy bag for a short distance, sometimes up stairs. Personable and patient. Compliance with Covid-19 guidelines at service users homes.
Travel details: Car only.
Minimum age: 17


Taster available: Yes
Taster details: The taster will involve travelling with a library staff member to the locations to carry out the delivery run. The volunteer will be introduced to library staff and service users. Full training on procedures to be given.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer

Last updated 4 months ago

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