Thank you for your interest in getting involved in Doorstep Library. You’ve gotten in touch at a particularly exciting time, now that we’ve started our expansion across the capital.

Please note due to COVID-19 we have now put our volunteer recruitment temporarily on hold while we implement new services for our families. Please register your interest by leaving your details below and signing up to our waiting list. We’ll be in touch with new Information Session dates as soon as possible. Thank you for your understanding and patience.

Doorstep Library organize teams of volunteers to visit children at home on council estates with backpacks full of books. They read stories, lend books for the week, provide a listening ear for parents and encourage families to get out about in their local community. In short, our volunteers make a big impact on the families they visit for just a small weekly effort.

Rachel, who has been volunteering with us for 10 years now, says:

“I always feel better for spending a few hours reading. So much better than if I had stayed at work!”

Are you passionate about books/literacy/equal opportunities/social justice and looking for a way to give back directly to your local community? This could be the project for you.

Enter your details

We run projects on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday afternoons in estates across Hammersmith & Fulham, Westminster and Lambeth during school term time. In Hammersmith and Fulham we start at 3.45pm and finish at 6.30pm. In Westminster and Lambeth, we start at 4.30pm and finish at 7 pm. Volunteering with us is a weekly commitment. If that isn’t feasible for you at the moment, please do still get in touch. We always need stand in volunteers, our projects wouldn’t run without them.

I want to keep up to date with news from across the Doorstep Library network by joining the mailing list. You can find out more about how we protect your data on our website.

Attend Information Sessions

The first step is to come along to one of our information sessions. It’s a chance to hear us talk about how you can help instil a love of books in children from homes where reading is rarely a first priority.

The session lasts for about an hour, you’ll get to meet one of our volunteers and there’ll be plenty of time for any questions you might have. There will be biscuits too of course.

Date Location I'd like to attend
Please click here to join our waiting list and find out about future dates.

Review and Submit

Please check all details above are correct, then use the button to submit your enquiry.