The benefits


Volunteers gain as much from the weekly reading sessions as they give, often citing the day as the highlight of their week!

There are many benefits for our volunteers too:

  • Confidence
  • New social connections
  • Leadership skills
  • Giving something back to the community
  • Highly useful for those considering professions in primary education, social and community work.
Volunteer Mary reading an alphabet book with Eyad

Getting involved with Doorstep Library is really a breath of fresh air. It’s only a few hours every week where I feel I can make a difference – no week is EVER the same, which I really appreciate and enjoy. There’s constantly new and fun challenges to overcome, whether it’s raining cats and dogs, to finding cats and dogs. The people in the team are supportive, non-judgemental and relaxed yet still knowledgeable and efficient, as we all share the same goals: passion for literature and helping people. I feel it’s a (door)stepping stone to my career involving educating and mentoring young people. The time passes so quickly here and I hope we can expand to benefit more communities and share the love of reading and stories to more children.

Here’s what they had to say: