Doorstep Library Online Reading Volunteers visit the same families online via Zoom every week to share their love of reading with the children they visit.
Our volunteers don’t just read stories though; they do silly voices, handpick the e-books, and give special recommendations for each child.
Through our long-term approach, our volunteers build trusting relationships with families, helping to connect them with the community and signposting to additional sources of local support. We are there to support children and families who need us most.
Doorstep Library is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people, and all those it comes into contact with. All volunteers undergo rigorous safer recruitment processes including specified interview questions, a DBS check, and the collection of written and/or verbal references. Safeguarding training is a mandatory part of the induction process for all volunteers, and they are expected to always adhere to our safeguarding policies and procedures.
Reading Volunteer Specification (9).pdf
We also have a Stand-in Volunteer opportunity for anyone who can't volunteer every week. This works out as volunteering once every 2 or 3 weeks. This also takes place on either a Monday, Tuesday or Thursday starting at 4.30pm and finishing at 6.30pm.
This is a term time opportunity so allows you to have time off during the holidays.
- Arts & Humanities
- European Social and Political Studies
- English Language and Literature
- Bartlett School of Environment, Energy and Resources
- Brain Sciences
- Institute of Education
- Social Science
- UCL Institute of Education
- Education, Practice and Society
- Division of Medicine