Read to children! at Doorstep Library

Weekly home reading volunteer

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Morning
(9AM - 1PM)
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Afternoon
(1PM - 5PM)
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Evening
(5PM - 8PM)
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Hours per week 3 hours
Location Hammersmith & Fulham, transportation expenses paid
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!

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

Volunteers work in pairs, with each pair picking appropriate books. 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.

This opportunity will assist you in gaining the following skills:

  • Interpersonal/Confidence
  • Teamwork

Training will be provided by the organisation for this position:

Volunteers will start with a 2 hour induction series.

About you

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

Essential: A strong grasp of written and spoken English is essential

Desirable: Reliable, enjoys working with children and team members

Withdrawn

This position has been withdrawn by the organisation.