Home Library Service Volunteer

Home Library Service provides library material to people who are unable to make a personal visit to the local library and have no-one to do it for them.

The role includes:

  • selecting and delivering material to suit the reading preferences of the customer and then also return items to the library
  • reasonable travel expenses are reimbursed but must be agreed in advance with library staff
  • At least one visit per month to at least 2 or up to 5 customers.
  • Date and time of visits to be agreed between volunteer and customers.


  • Aged 18 or over
  • Valid driving license
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills are essential
  • Personal interest in reading is recommended.
  • Able to lift and carry library materials


  • Accessibility
    Volunteers need to be able-bodied as visiting clients in their own home.
  • Age restrictions
  • DBS check required
  • Equal Opportunities Policy
  • Expenses reimbursed
    Where applicable.
  • Training provided
  • Volunteer induction
    All volunteers have an induction session which includes basic manual handling techniques.
  • Volunteer Policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
  • Written role description

When can I volunteer?

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Availability Details

One visit per month to between 2 and 5 customers.


Fleet library
236 Fleet Road
GU51 4BX

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