Home Library Service - Winchester Discovery Centre

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 and visiting customers to exchange them, This service is for anyone who can't get to their local library due to ill health/mobility issues or caring responsibilities.

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
    Yes, 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: 02/08/2017

End Date: 01/12/2020

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Afternoon Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Evening No No No No No No No

Availability Details

Volunteers use Winchester Discovery Centre as their base library and visit library customers in their own homes within their local communities.


Winchester Discovery Centre
Jewry Street
SO23 8SB

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