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Home reading volunteer
Hammersmith & Fulham
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 books to borrow. They will seek to involve the parents in the reading sessions to enable them to experience how they can contribute themselves to their children’s education.
Doorstep Libraries seek to develop partnerships with local community service providers to provide opportunities for the most disadvantaged beneficiaries to join in and take active roles in small community events designed for them.
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.
Many of the families we visit do not have books or speak little English. By reading stories to the children (aged 6 months to 12 years) volunteers will become a regular joy in their lives. Through reading with the children regularly volunteers with offer the children continuity and one-to-one attention, and will work to befriend the parents/ carers.
We are currently looking for volunteers Monday, Tuesday or Thursdays 4-6.30pm during school term time (must commit every week for 12 months).
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