You would choose and deliver a selection of library books in your local library on behalf of someone who is no longer able to get there themselves.
At least one visit per month would be expected, or perhaps two. Visits would be arranged between you and your matched customer to suit your availability. Each visit would be fairly short – time enough to have a chat and perhaps a cup of tea as you do the changeover of books.
To support older people to remain independent at home for as long as they choose to do so, by providing a vital grocery & delivery service, as well as completing household tasks within the home via our Extra Service and also providing an outreach library service. We offer the following volunteering roles - drivers, helpers on our delivery vans and shoppers, as well as volunteers with our Extra Service and library service.
Under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme, you will be police checked
Experience required: If you have volunteered before, this is helpful but not necessary
Travel details: Our office is located in Livingston, but we will be working with customers across West Lothian. Mileage costs to get to the office will be paid at 25p/mile and other out of pocket expenses (bus fares etc.) will also be covered
Minimum age: 18
Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Public transport will be covered and 25p/mile reimbursed for use of own vehicle. Expenses are paid once a month, mid month.
Training details: You will have regular support from the co-ordinator of the service who will match you with a suitable customer. You will be accompanied on your initial visit to your matched customer, and regular support will offered as required.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer,
Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet