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About the Position
Position Number: 82
Position Title: Visiting Library Volunteer
Organization Name: Stratford Public Library
Area(s) of Interest: Driver/Transportation, Senior Services
Position Description: The Stratford Public Library fosters and nurtures peoples' interest in reading and life-long learning. The Visiting Library Service supports this philosophy by providing free delivery of library materials to Stratford residents who are unable to access the Library in person. Volunteer drivers in this service make that possible by being the conduit between the library and these particular community members.
Goal of Position: 'Being involved in the delivery of library materials to people who can't get to the library, I consider myself fortunate because each time I visit a person, I receive another precious piece of their life story,'
Position Benefits: - flexibility that suits your work/play balance
- interactions with others in the community
- pride in being the reason that people in the community can still enjoy reading, entertainment, and continuous learning despite their inability to get out and about
Training Details: Orientation provided.
Position Qualifications: • 1-3 hours minimum, once a month; minimum 6-month commitment
• Vulnerable Sector Police check
- effective communicator
- ability to tailor interactions with people of all ages (primarily seniors) in a variety of situations and circumstances
Time Commitment: Anytime
Duration: Long Term (More than 6 months)
Time Detail: Minimum of 2 hours/month. Flexible times.
Min Age: 20
Ideal for: Individual, Newcomers
Location: 19 St Andrew St, Stratford, ON, Canada
Geographical Area(s): Stratford
Police Check: Yes
Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible washroom, Wheelchair Accessible Parking, Fully Accessible Workplace
Accessibility: Heritage building - while accessible, some areas may be tight for maneuverability (e.g. washroom and elevator)
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How to Contact
Website: http://www.stratford.library.on.ca/volunteer
Contact: Kate Schillings
Phone: 5192710220 Ext. 122
Address: 19 St. Andrew Street Stratford, N5A 1A2



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