Home library volunteers

Support the Home Library Service

About the opportunity

Home Library Service provides library material to people who are unable to make a personal visit to the local library and have no-one to do it for them.

Tasks and duties

  • select and deliver material to suit the reading preferences of the customer and then also return items to the library
  • reasonable travel expenses are reimbursed but must be agreed in advance with library staff


  • All volunteers have an induction session which includes basic manual handling techniques.
  • Once appointed, we’ll require a head and shoulders photograph so that an identification card can be issued and worn by the volunteer in the library and when visiting customers. (The card remains the property of Hampshire County Council and must be returned on request).


  • At least one visit per month to at least 2 or up to 5 customers.
  • Date and time of visits to be agreed between volunteer and customers.

Who we are looking for

  • aged 18 or over
  • valid driving license
  • good communication and interpersonal skills are essential
  • personal interest in reading is recommended.
  • able to lift and carry library materials

How to apply

  • DBS check required (this can be completed online)
  • valid driving licence and appropriate insurance
  • aged 18 or over
  • two references are required