SOS for Books on Wheels volunteers

PUBLISHED: 08:47 02 July 2008 | UPDATED: 22:00 15 June 2010

MEET people and get out and about by becoming a volunteer for the Women's Royal Voluntary Service as it delivers books, CDs and DVDs to the housebound and isolated.

MEET people and get out and about by becoming a volunteer for the Women's Royal Voluntary Service as it delivers books, CDs and DVDs to the housebound and isolated.The Books on Wheels service in Axminster is desperate to recruit extra volunteers, following a sudden increase in demand.A previous appeal in this newspaper satisfied a need in the Seaton area.Kathy Spores is the new Books on Wheels co-ordinator for Axminster, but her remit extends into the countryside.Pam Mayall, who oversees Books on Wheels deliveries across most of Devon, said: "We have been inundated with new clients in the Axminster area. Volunteers usually go out once a fortnight from the library, but they can come to their own arrangements with clients. Hours are to suit, and they get a very reasonable mileage allowance from Devon County Council."Large print publications are also available from Books on Wheels and Mrs Mayall says of the overall service: "There is a good choice. The library is very, very good. It will get any request. At Devon Library Services we are constantly looking at new publications and try to keep up with the latest books."To find out more about becoming a Books on Wheels volunteer, call (01404) 871397.

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