Online Reading Volunteer

Here at Doorstep Library, we believe in the power of words to take you places. We are a not-for-profit community organisation dedicated to bringing the gift of books and the joy of reading into the homes of families who need our support. Our Home and Online Reading Volunteers go into homes in disadvantaged areas across London, to inspire a love of books, of stories and storytelling, and to instil a lifelong passion for reading.

Our volunteers build relationships with families, bringing using enthusiasm and books to fuel children’s natural love of storiesfire their imaginations, and encourage their appreciation of reading. Our goal is to help each child develop the self-confidence and essential skills they need to access all the opportunities that will come their way in life. Whether in person, or online, we are there to support children and families who need us most.

Unfortunately, Covid-19 has accelerated educational inequality at an alarming rate and continues to be a growing problem, with four in every ten children in London living in households in poverty. We have been fighting inequality in education since 2010, introducing the magic and benefits of reading to more than 1,600 children. In order to continue doing so, we’ve had to adapt our home-reading service, and have now launched our new Online Reading Corner – online reading sessions for children and families in their home. Through this new service, we will be able to support those families who need us most and reach even more children going forward.

If you’re interested in finding out more about our Online Reading Volunteer Role then please register your interest. We will send you an email with instructions on how to book onto one of our monthly Information sessions which you must attend to start your application process.

*Please note* You must be 18 and over to apply.

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