To provide access to library resources and materials to Calgarians who are unable to visit the library due to mobility or health concerns.
To promote lifelong learning, inclusion and independence.
To increase awareness and use of library resources, services and programs.
Strong interpersonal & communication skills.
Physical ability to carry library materials.
Ability to provide your own transportation.
Genuine interest in volunteering with the elderly and sharing the love of reading with others.
Select, deliver and return library materials to homebound individuals based upon the reader’s personal reading interests and reading considerations.
Consult with your homebound reader to arrange for mutually convenient meeting times.
Maintain regular contact with library staff to discuss the homebound customer’s needs.
Commit to participate in the program for a minimum of one year
Volunteers participate in a two hour training session to review the services and resources offered by Special Needs Services.
Develop lasting relationships with their reader.
Make new connections and contribute directly to local communities
Seniors can remain active by delivering books to those who are no longer able to visit a branch