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Home Reading Volunteers - EXPIRED

Job Title Home Reading Volunteers - EXPIRED
Contract Type Volunteer
Location London, London
Salary Travel paid
Job Published 05 Jun 2015
REF LF173
Contact Name Volunteers team
Contact Email volunteers@tpp.co.uk

Job Description - EXPIRED

Are you available Mondays, Tuesdays or Thursdays between 3.45-6.30pm during school term time?

Come and join an enthusiastic team of volunteers who are passionate about books and helping children to love story time, and have lots of fun along the way!

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 children books to borrow.

Volunteers work in pairs, with each pair picking appropriate books. We visit families in their homes/ on their doorsteps, read a story with the children and lend them books for the week. Through the reading of stories to the children we also act to befriend parents/ carers, offering a listening ear and signposting suitable local services where appropriate.

All Volunteers receive initial and on-going training and support throughout the placement.

A strong grasp of written and spoken English is essential (you will be reading aloud to children and developing their vocabulary through conversations connected to the readings and talking with parents).

Please contact us on enquiries@doorsteplibrary.org.uk for more information and an application form.

TPP is committed to equal opportunities and actively encourages applications from all sectors of the community. We shortlist based on competencies and not on race, religion, sex, physical or mental disability, or age.

Ref: EXPIRED - LF173 | Published: 05th Jun 2015