Home Library Service - Volunteer Roles Across Hampshire

Do you love books?

Would you like to make a difference by taking books/audio books to people in their own homes?

Home Library Service Volunteers help once a month by selecting books from their local library & visiting customers to exchange them. This service is for anyone who finds it difficult to access their local library due to mobility/frailty difficulties and who have nobody to go 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 very much hope that this will be your experience too.


o An ability to relate to older people.

o A warm, friendly and approachable manner.

o Good communication and listening skills.

o Able to work as part of a team.

o A reasonable level of fitness.

o 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 is paid at an agreed rate
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Ongoing support
  • Training provided
  • Volunteer induction
  • Volunteer Policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
  • Written role description

When can I volunteer?

Start Date: 21/10/2020

End Date: 21/10/2021

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Availability Details

We are looking for volunteers across all parts of Hampshire however we are especially interested to hear from people in the following areas at the moment: Chandlers Ford Hedge End Netley New Milton Totton Lymington Gosport Fareham

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