Home Library Service Volunteer - Gosport Library

Would you like to make a difference by taking books/audio books to people in your local community?

Home Library Service Volunteers help by selecting books/audio books from their local library & visiting customers to exchange them. The service is for those who can't get to their local library to borrow books etc. due to mobility difficulties, ill health or caring responsibilities and who have nobody suitable to do it for them.

As a volunteer for the Home Library Service you can enhance somebody's life not only through the library materials that you take for them but also through your companionship and contact you give them with the outside world. Good friendships have developed out of this service and we hope that this will be your experience too.

We ask all our volunteers to commit to a minimum of one visit per month for at least 2 or up to 5 customers. The date and time of the visit will be agreed between the volunteer and the customer.


  • No defined skills required but an interest in books and the ability to communicate with people to share enjoyment of reading.
  • An empathy with people who are older/housebound or are unable to reach their local library to utilise the full range of the library.
  • Ability to drive with access to a car is of benefit but not essential.


  • Accessibility
    Not guaranteed as you will be delivering books to people's homes.
  • Age restrictions
  • DBS check required
  • Equal Opportunities Policy
  • Expenses reimbursed
    Mileage paid at current Rate
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Ongoing support
  • Training provided
  • Volunteer induction
  • Volunteer Policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
  • Written role description

When can I volunteer?

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Evening No No No No No No No


Gosport Library
High Street
PO12 1BT

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