Library Volunteer

Broadmead Care is looking for volunteers to help in their Library. This position is for people aged 14 and up. 

CLIENT GROUP:  Seniors in residential care experiencing dementia and other complex health challenges

POSITION:   Library Volunteer

GOAL OF THIS VOLUNTEER ROLE:  Help maintain Broadmead Care Society resource libraries for the enjoyment of residents

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Keep the libraries tidy and neat.
  2. Sort through donated books and redistribute duplicates.
  3. Stamp new books with “property of The Lodge at Broadmead” stamp.
  4. Distribute and pick up books, periodicals and magazines from residents.
  5. Distribute and rotate reading material throughout the lodges and outside the Gift Shop.
  6. Liaise with the Coordinator of Volunteer Services regarding new books to be purchased.
  7. Liaise with the Victoria Public Library book sale representative regarding possible donation of large print books.
  8. Remove from the collection books which belong to the Victoria Public Library.
  9. Socialize and converse with the residents.
  10. Record your visit in the volunteer sign in book and wear your identification badge.
  11. Notify the Coordinator of Volunteer Services if you are unable to maintain your assignment.

SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. Interest in books
  2. Good organizational skills
  3. Able to push library carts
  4. Desire to learn and develop new skills
  5. Willing to receive and give honest feedback and adjust actions accordingly
  6. Mature
  7. Friendly and sociable
  8. Patient and respectful
  9. Punctual and consistent
  10. Flexible and able to address issues as they arise and decide when to get help
  11. Knowledge of the elderly and their physical and cognitive limitations
  12. Ability to communicate effectively with all sorts of people

TIME COMMITMENT:   Flexible to suit volunteer; approximately 2 shifts a month

 For more information or to apply please contact Kelly at [email protected]

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