[Libs-Or] Guidelines for homebound delivery volunteers?

Penelope Hummel penny at pennyhummel.com
Thu Nov 21 17:20:24 PST 2019

I would recommend you check in with Multnomah County.  I am a Words on Wheels volunteer (their version of this type of program), and so I know about how they provide this service from that perspective.  


I was required to attend a training and go through background check and I feel like MCL does an excellent job of preparing their volunteers for typical situations and handling all the legalities. 


Ccing the coordinator of this program, Geoff Brunk, so he can chime in.




Penny Hummel

Penny Hummel Consulting

penny at pennyhummel.com






From: Libs-Or <libs-or-bounces at listsmart.osl.state.or.us> on behalf of Christy Davis <christy.davis at ccrls.org>
Date: Thursday, November 21, 2019 at 5:01 PM
To: <libs-or at listsmart.osl.state.or.us>
Subject: [Libs-Or] Guidelines for homebound delivery volunteers?


Our homebound delivery is starting to grow and with that growth comes new volunteers. We would like to make some official policies about protocol and code of conduct for these important but uncompensated library representatives. They perform tasks for and thus represent the library - and yet our eyes are not on them as they do this work outside our walls. Our library needs to formalize its agreement with the folks who are literally carrying our materials and services to the homebound. If any public libraries have a similar volunteer-driven homebound program, and would be willing to share policies, I would really appreciate it.




Christy Davis, Director

Silver Falls Library District

410 S Water St. Silverton, OR 97381

503-873-5173 x309 

christy.davis at ccrls.org



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