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Make a Difference By Volunteering with MidPointe!
Posted By:  Cari Hillman
Tuesday, September 20, 2016

The MidPointe Library System offers a very special service to patron who cannot leave their homes, delivering individually selected Library items to homebound patrons, nursing homes, and assisted living facilities. This unique and specialized program visits over 200 individuals a month who have limited access to resources outside their homes due to advanced age, illness or disability.

Community volunteers are currently needed to expand this service. Applicants must be 18 years old and commit to an on-going schedule. Deliveries are typically made Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM. 

A complete list of volunteer requirements, as well as applications, can be found at below. For questions or additional information, please call Library Director Travis Bautz at (513)424-0659.

General Requirements
·      Must be 18 years or older
·      Able to commit to an on-going schedule (weekly or monthly)
·      Able to pass a criminal background check
·      Must be courteous, respectful, and friendly
·      Prior experience with older adults a plus
·      No court ordered community service permitted.  

Physical Requirements
·      Must be able to move intermittently throughout the workday.
·      Must have sufficient dexterity and visual acuity to meet job requirements.
·      Must be able to sit, stand, bend, stoop, crouch, reach, and perform other similar movements.
·      Must be able to move and lift loaded book crates and other materials that could weigh approximately 75 pounds into library vehicle or onto a flat raised surface, as well as move loaded book carts that could weigh approximately 75 pounds.  

Hours
Visits are typically completed once a month on a four week rotation.
Hours for delivery are generally: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday from 10:00AM-2:00PM  

Downloadable Application Here



 
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