Mail Delivery

Introduction:

The Salt Spring Island Public Library participates in a system called Interlibrary Loan (ILL), wherein libraries across BC share books. Every day, Salt Spring Library ships between 1 and 4 boxes of our books out to other BC libraries. The Mail Delivery volunteer is responsible for transporting Salt Spring Library’s ILL mail to the post office.

Workflow:

  • In the late afternoon, between 2:30 – 3:45, come to the Library.
  • Pick up the mail bin(s) from the cart beside the Book Sale cart.
  • Double check that these are outgoing parcels.
  • Transport the bin(s) to the post office.
  • Leave the bins on the far left counter – a casual “this is the Library mail” nod to the post office staff is all the communication required.
  • No need to pick up more bins at the post office – there are brought over by a postal worker in the morning.

 

Requirements:

  • Strong back and ability to lift.
  • Transportation (some days there are up to 4 bins, so walking to the post office is not always feasible).

Time Commitment:

  • Approximately ten minutes per day – the Mail Delivery volunteer may perform the duty every day (Monday to Friday), or only on specifically agreed upon days.