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2019 Spring (Adults) Home Delivery Driver at Richmond Public Library 


Help individuals in our communtiy to stay engaged and connected to library materials and services by becoming a Home Delivery Volunteer Driver!

Volunteer Drivers help to provide library materials to library members who are unable to visit library branches in person as part of the library's Home Services. Individuals who are unable to leave their homes, the hospital, or their residential facilities due to mobility challenges and/or print disabilities are eligible to be part of this program.

Using their own vehicles, Volunteer Drivers:

-Pick up pre-selected materials at Brighouse Branch (such as books, CD's, and DVD's)
-Deliver them to the homes of library members at an arranged time
-Return previously borrowed materials back to Brighouse Branch
-Provide feedback to Home Services staff about members' reading interests and satisfaction with materials and service

Deliveries are made on a monthly basis, year-round. Volunteers are asked to take on one shift per month, and are matched with 1-3 Home Services customers per shift. Volunteers should be able to commit to volunteering approximately 2-3 hours every 4 weeks for a minimum commitment of 6 months.

This position is ideal for volunteers who:
-Are friendly and enjoy working with a wide cross section of the public
-Are able to work respectfully with seniors and people with disabilities
-Are responsible, reliable, and punctual
-Are able to perform duties independently

Additional info: Skills required:
-Valid Class 5 BC Driver's License and access to personal vehicle
-Ability to lift up to 25lbs and climb up stairs: Must be physically capable of carrying a bag of books/library materials
-Ability to meet the library's screening requirements: Completing and maintaining a clear criminal record assessment, and completing the library's photo waiver, volunteer agreement, interview, and reference checks
-Volunteers are required to receive the influenza vaccination or wear a surgical mask during flu season.
-The Richmond Public Library does not reimburse volunteers for gas, mileage, or traffic/parking violation costs.

Additional screening required for this position:
-A Driver's Abstract (driving record). Please visit this page to see how a Driver's Abstract can be requested from ICBC:
-A BC insurance and claims history record
-A copy of your current vehicle insurance policy, showing that you carry a minimum of $2 million 3rd party liability insurance
-Access to personal vehicle

-Must be able to communicate effectively in English
-Bilingual volunteers should be able to communicate well in English and their additional language

Working conditions:
-This volunteer position takes place outside the library.
-Volunteers may encounter challenging or dissatisfied customers
-A mandatory orientation is required for all volunteers.


Minimum age: 19


Dates: - 12/25/2019

Frequency: up to 6 months


Richmond BC

Contact Info
Alex Korotchenko
Community Progammer