Home-reading Volunteer at Doorstep Library

Read stories to children in their homes on council estates. Instil a love of reading! Befriend parents, offer support.Once a week.

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(9AM - 1PM)
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(1PM - 5PM)
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Hours per week 3 hours
Location Dawes Road Hub 20 Dawes Road Fulham SW6 7EN
Description

Are you available Mondays, Tuesdays or Thursdays between 3.45-6.30pm during school term-time?

Come and join an enthusiastic team of volunteers who are passionate about books and helping children to love story time, and have lots of fun along the way!

The Doorstep Library Network runs Doorstep Libraries on estates in Hammersmith & Fulham. Each project recruits volunteers to pay weekly visits to low-income families to read stories to their children and bring a choice of children books to borrow.

Volunteers work in pairs, with each pair picking books to read with and lend to families. We visit families in their homes/ on their doorsteps, read a story with the children and lend them books for the week. Through the reading of stories to the children we also act to befriend parents/ carers, offering a listening ear and signposting suitable local services where appropriate.

All Volunteers receive initial and on-going training and support throughout the placement.

A strong grasp of written and spoken English is essential (you will be reading aloud to children and developing their vocabulary through conversations connected to the readings and talking with parents).

For further info and an enquiry form, please contact us.

This opportunity will assist you in gaining the following skills:

  • Interpersonal/Confidence
  • Teamwork
  • Problem solving/Creativity
  • Planning/Organising

Training will be provided by the organisation for this position:

Comprehensive training will include safeguarding, personal safety, confidentiality and working with families. Volunteers are supported throughout their placement.

About you

The organisation has indicated the following requirements from volunteers who want to take this opportunity.

Essential: Commit to attending sessions once a week for a full academic year.

Desirable: Love of reading and desire to support vulnerable families.

Interested?

Submit your info to this organisation today.

Register now!