Volunteers needed for homebound deliveries
Information provided by Douglas County Libraries
Douglas County Libraries (DCL) is seeking volunteers to assist with its homebound delivery service.
Homebound delivery is available to Douglas County residents who are unable to leave their places of residence due to extended illness, health condition or disability. Qualified residents complete reader profiles to let DCL know their reading preferences, or choose specific materials and check them out online.
Volunteers then deliver the materials right to residents’ doors, at the same time collecting previously borrowed materials to return to the library. Volunteers are carefully screened for residents’ privacy and safety, via background checks and motor vehicle reports. They must also have their own transportation, typically work two-to-three hours every third week, and are asked to make a minimum three-month commitment.
“Our volunteers contribute to our operations in a variety of ways that help us serve our community,” said Ali Ayres, library district volunteer services supervisor. “Homebound delivery helps us provide books, magazines and audio materials to people who might not otherwise have access to them.”
Contact the branch volunteer coordinator at 303-791-7323 for more details. Information may also be found at DouglasCountyLibraries.org.