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Older Adult Advisory Group

Kitchener Public Library

   About the Position

Impact Statement
Kitchener Public Library volunteers enhance library services in our community and make a difference every day!

The Older Adult Advisory Group will advise the Kitchener Public Library on how to enhance library service to meet the diverse needs of older adults in our community. In collaboration with staff, volunteers will:

- Offer an age-friendly lens on the development of relevant library services for older adults
- Advise staff on how to increase inclusivity/accessibility for older adults and how to overcome barriers to library use
- Explore opportunities to encourage older adults to become library members and use library services

- 55 years or older
- Live, work or own a business in the Region of Waterloo
- Enthusiastic about advocating for older adults in the community
- Ability to work in collaboration
- Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively
- Dependable and punctual
- Previous volunteer experience is an asset

Position Qualifications

Ideal for: An Individual
Age: 55+

Training / Work Condtions

Training Details: Volunteers will become familiar with library services relevant to older adults
at regularly scheduled meetings.
Working Conditions: Attend scheduled meetings virtually or in person at Central Library
Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible entrance, Wheelchair accessible washroom, Designated accessible parking space, Support volunteers with special needs, Accessible work space, Support Newcomers

Time Commitment

Duration: 1 year or more
Weekday - Daytime
Daytime meetings run 5 times per year.Volunteers can serve a 1-2 year term, renewable up to 2 terms.

Other Information
Area(s) of Interest: Boards/Committees, Library/Research , Senior Services
Skill(s): Collaboration, Cultural Awareness/Sensitivity, Interpersonal Communication, Communicate in Plain Language
Transportation: On a bus route

   Contact Information
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Sherry Erb
519-743-0271 Ext. 222
85 Queen Street North Kitchener, N2H 2H1

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Waterloo Region
1454 King Street East, Unit 3
Kitchener ON N2G 2N7

Phone: 519 742 8610
Fax: 519 742 0559

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