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.

Doorstep Library organise 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.

Unfortunately, Covid-19 has accelerated educational inequality at an alarming rate and continues to be a growing problem, as a result 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!

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.

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We run projects on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday afternoons during school term time only. 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.

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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.

Date Location I'd like to attend
Thursday 30/09/2021 18:00 - 19:00 Zoom Video Conferencing
Tuesday 12/10/2021 18:00 - 19:00 Zoom Video Conferencing
Thursday 04/11/2021 18:00 - 19:00 Zoom Video Conferencing
I can't make any of these dates, but do please contact me when new sessions become available

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