Exciting new opportunity to be part of a dynamic team who are passionate about improving children's life chances through reading for pleasure. You will be managing and growing our wonderful team of volunteers, the backbone of what we do.
Please note: we will be interviewing throughout January, so apply as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.
About Doorstep Library
Here at Doorstep Library we believe in the power of words to take you places. We are a not-for-profit community organisation dedicated to bringing the gift of books and the joy of reading into the homes of families who need our support. Our Home and Online Reading Volunteers go into homes in disadvantaged areas across London, to inspire a love of books, of stories and storytelling, and to instil a lifelong passion for reading.
Equipped with a reading stool and a supply of books, our volunteers are right on the doorstep,
ready to use books to fuel children’s natural love of stories, fire their imaginations, and encourage their appreciation of reading. Our goal is to help each child develop the self-confidence and essential skills they need to access all the opportunities that will come their way in life. Whether in person, or online, we are there to support children and families who need us most.
The organisation has gone from strength to strength. Now in our 10th year we will shortly be expanding into our fourth London borough and launching our new Online Reading Corner – bringing our unique service to even more families.
About the role
We are looking for a Volunteer Recruitment Officer to report to the Programme Manager. This full-time role will support the delivery of our Programmes strategy, working closely with the Project Coordinators and the Marketing team.
You will be truly passionate about the work that we do to support children and families in disadvantaged areas of London. As part of our expansion we are currently setting up new on-the-ground projects and launching our brand new online reading service. We are also in the process of launching a new website, which features a Family Resources area and a new members’ area for Volunteers. To enable us to meet the needs of more families we need to recruit new volunteers for both our Online and our Home Reading Volunteer services.
You will be a highly organised people-person, responsible for recruiting, training and managing the day-to-day needs of our growing team of volunteers. You will also work closely with the marketing team to monitor and manage our volunteer recruitment spaces, as well as overseeing broader communications with our volunteers.
You will bring excellent communication skills and the ability to inspire others about our work. With outstanding interpersonal skills you will have the ability to forge new relationships and you’ll thrive on helping us to build a team of committed and passionate volunteers.
It is also a requirement of this role that you become a weekly Doorstep Library Home and/or Online Reading Volunteer so that you can support the needs of our volunteers with an in-depth understanding of our volunteering process. (This will involve working until 7pm once a week during term-time.)
Please download the full Job Description and Application form, attached to this advert or on our website.
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