Volunteer book lover needed in Honiton
VOLUNTEER CO-ORDINATORS NEEDED TO EXPAND POPULAR HOME LIBRARY SERVICE
Calling all book lovers! A popular home library service run by Royal Voluntary Service, the national volunteering organisation, is looking to grow its service for readers in Honiton.
Devon Home Library Service brings books to people who cannot get to a library and is looking for volunteer co-ordinators who love books and reading. The role involves liaising with Honiton Library, managing a network of local volunteers to arrange book deliveries to clients, recruiting new volunteers for the service and building relationships with local community groups to promote the service.
The Devon Home Library Service operates from 50 libraries including Honiton Library. Royal Voluntary Service volunteers choose and deliver books and share their love of reading with service users. They are a friendly face and are regular visitors to people whose mobility and social interaction are limited. They also provide a useful check on the safety and well-being of older people.
Cathy Saunders, Service Manager for Devon Home Library Service says: “For people who enjoy reading or listening to an audio recording but find getting out of the house challenging, this service offers a vital link to the local library. The service enables people to carry on doing something they enjoy and helpsalleviate feelings of isolation and loneliness. We want to be able to link even more people to local libraries which is why we’re looking for more volunteer co-ordinators to help us expand the service across Devon.”
To find out more about becoming a volunteer co-ordinator or volunteer with Devon Home Library Service, call Cathy Saunders on 07786 635163, email:Cathy.firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.royalvoluntaryservice.org.uk