Library Diva's Guide to Volunteering…

{December 15, 2009}   Bookmobile and Mobile Outreach

I was taking inventory the other day on where my volunteers are and which ones have taken a leave of absence over the winter.  I was missing one of my favorite elderly geneology volunteers. He has had some health problems and I knew his wife wasn’t well either.

He’s always been dependable, pleasant and constant, and I was just missing him so I sent him an old school card, hand written, snail mail with a stamp. I actually told him we  missed him and I hoped he and his wife were well. I’m not expecting anything back from him. I just wanted to let him know that we were here for him.

I went one step farther and told our Mobile Outreach Coordinator to maybe give him a call and see if he wanted library service over the winter months. He said he would.

Our volunteer has done so much for us over the years, we really needed his help and he did a great job. I’m not giving up on him…I think he needs us now, so if he can’t come to us, we’ll go to him.


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