Visiting Library Service Volunteer

(Burlington Public Library, Central Branch)

Position ID: V-HVC0300 Last Full Update: 18 Sep 2019
Opportunity Details
ContactJodi Cabral, Coordinator Volunteers, Burlington Public Library; Phone: 905-639-3611 ext 1154; Email:
DutiesThe Visiting Library Service provides a wide range of library materials to Burlington residents who are unable to get to the library themselves. Volunteers of this program, enhance and extend the service by providing monthly delivery and pick-up of library materials to eligible readers.  
Duties include: 
- Deliver material to customer on a monthly basis 
- Arrange delivery times 
- Pick-up material customer is finished with 
- Demonstrate new library resources to customers 
- Communicate requests/change of information to VLS staff 
- Attend quarterly Volunteer meetings 
- Represent the library in a positive and professional manner
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BenefitsQualified volunteers will be reimbursed the cost of the Police Record Check and Driver's Abstract 
- Share the love of literacy to those in the community 
- Meet new people 
- Flexible schedule
ClientsClients of the VLS service include anyone who is unable to get to the library due to illness, age, mobility limitations, or caregiver responsibilities.
Ages19 year(s) - 85 year(s)
Suitable for OSSDNo
Suitable ForAdults (18+) ; Seniors (55+)
Areas of InterestLibrary Services ; Program Coordination / Support ; Reading / Literacy ; Senior's Activity Support ; Social Interaction ; Special Needs / Differently Abled
Skills/ExperienceCommunication & Interpersonal Skills ; Confidentiality ; Customer Service ; Friendly & Outgoing ; General Computer Skills ; Self-Motivated / Work Independently ; - Excellent interpersonal and communication skills  
- Ability to work independently  
- Knowledge of different library formats, authors, genres  
- Comfortable learning about and using new technology  
- Enjoy meeting new people 
- Adaptable to diverse groups of people  
- Knowledge of safe practices and procedures  
- Respect for confidentiality
Commitment LengthMedium Term (4 months to 1 year) ; 1 year, with possibility of renewal.
Interaction LevelOne-on-one
Minimum Hours3 / Month
Dates and TimesDates and times are flexible and are based on your schedule and the VLS customers schedule. In addition, VLS volunteer meetings take place quarterly.
SeasonsYear Round
Number of PositionsBurlington: 2 individual(s) 
2 individual(s) needed in total.
TrainingOrientation ; Training is provided
TransportationCar required ; Must provide own transportation
CostReimbursements will be provided for a Police Record check and Driver's Abstract
Police CheckRequired
Additional Requirements- Driver's License  
- Driver's Abstract 
- Proof of at least 1 million dollars liability auto insurance coverage 
- Two references
Start DateOn or after 25 Sep 2019
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Organization NameBurlington Public Library, Central Branch
Office Phone905-639-3611
Address & Map
Burlington Central Library
2331 New St
Burlington, ON L7R 1J4
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