Doorstep Library volunteers visit the same 5 families every week with backpacks full of books and two little stools to share their love of reading.
Our volunteers don’t just read stories though; they do the silly voices, hand pick the books, and give special recommendations. By making it fun first, we get to watch children transform into budding readers and we love parents to get stuck into the sessions too.
Sometimes though, we’re just there to give a bit of extra support, whether we’re passing on information about a local family activity, lending an listening ear, or even just being a friendly face. Then, before we go, we leave behind a selection of books for each child to borrow for the week.
If this sounds like the role for you, here are the basics:
Where do we work?
We currently run projects in Hammersmith and Fulham, Westminster and Lambeth, with a fourth location coming soon (sign up to our newsletter below and we’ll keep you posted).
In Hammersmith and Fulham we start at 3.45pm and finish at 6.30pm. We also have a brand new project in Shepherd’s Bush that starts at 4.30pm on Tuesday afternoons.
In Westminster and Lambeth, we start at 4.30pm and finish at 7 pm.
Doorstep Library projects run on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday afternoons.
You can view our full list of locations here to find the project that’s right for you.