Online Reading Volunteer

Doorstep Library

Share your love of reading with a family over Zoom. This is your opportunity to build a relationship with a family through books, bringing the magic and joy of stories, together with silly voices!

Published On: 10/05/2023
About this opportunity from Doorstep Library

Doorstep Library Reading Volunteers visit the same families online over Zoom, every week with a range of books 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 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.

Activity Types

Advice and information | Creativity | General helping | Supporting people and befriending | Teaching and Training | Working from Home


Arts, Heritage and Entertainment | Black and Minority Ethnic Communities | Children | Disability | Employment, Education and Training | Families and Parenting | Young People


Mon, Tues, Thursday afternoons 4.30pm - 7.00pm term time only. Weekly contact required, however, if you cannot commit to 31 weeks a year we have a stand-in role where you would cover any volunteers who were unavailable. We would ask that stand-in volunteers are available to volunteer 12 times across the academic year.

Find out more

For more information about Doorstep Library and this role, visit them online.

To apply for this role, visit the Volunteer Essex website to register your interest.

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