Volunteering opportunities from our Partners

Doorstep Library seeks to share the love of books and reading with children living in disadvantaged areas.  Direct into their homes, volunteers read to the children, inspiring them to embrace books, and aspire for greater attainment.

Each week during term time after school, home reading volunteers visit low income families and provide one on one reading sessions with each child, in addition to offering them a lending library.  As relationships develop with the families, volunteers encourage the parents to take up their own reading time with their children, sharing together the pleasure and enjoyment offered through a book.

To find out more about what being a Home Reading Volunteer entails, come along to one of our Information Sessions. You can find the dates of the next sessions by clicking on the link below and you must book in advance through enquiries@doorsteplibrary.org.uk

Beanstalk is a national charity that provides one-to-one literacy support to children who struggle with their reading ability and confidence.  We believe life is better when everyone can read well and express themselves with confidence. Sadly, last year over 200,000 children left primary school unable to read to the expected level.

Beanstalk’s service is simple yet highly effective. We recruit, train and support volunteers to provide consistent, one-to-one literacy support to primary school children who need our help. Becoming a Beanstalk trained reading helper is a great way to make a difference to a child’s life and enjoy a rewarding volunteering experience. Beanstalk reading helpers change lives: By volunteering as a Beanstalk reading helper you’ll pass on your skills and experience, and make a lasting difference in your local community:

To find out more about becoming a Beanstalk Trained Reading Helper visit our website or call 020 7729 4087

Action Tutoring is an education charity working in partnership with schools, to support young people facing socio-economic disadvantages to achieve through targeted tuition. We recruit volunteers from all backgrounds to tutor pupils at weekly sessions, to increase their subject knowledge, confidence and study skills in maths and English, with a view to enable them to go on to further education, employment or training.

Volunteering with us as an English or maths tutor is an easy and rewarding way to make a difference to the lives of young people living in your community. We work with schools across the London boroughs and by committing to just one hour a week, you will be able to directly support pupils in their studies and help ensure they leave school with the grades needed to build a bright future. No previous experience is required and we provide training and support resources to all our volunteers.

For more information please visit our website or email hello@actiontutoring.org.uk. To apply, simply complete this form.