Katie has overseen the expansion and development of the charity since 2010, taking the team from 4 to 130 volunteers, employing 12 members of staff and expanding the number of projects, with more in the pipeline for 23-2024. Katie has always had a passion for reading, and since joining Doorstep Library has been determined to share that passion with as many children as possible.
Katie’s favourite children’s book is: ‘The Tiger Who Came to Tea’ by Judith Kerr.
Contact Katie for strategic partnerships, funding and development opportunities.
Sandy is responsible for our business operations and charity governance. She studied English & Scottish Literature at university and her love of books & literature saw her train as a book and archive conservator. She worked for many years at the British Library in conservation, gaining an MSc in Conservation Science, and latterly in collections management. After leaving the BL she spent five years running a housing charity in South London.
A huge rugby fan and keen gardener, her favourite children’s book is Carbonel: ‘The King of the Cats’ by Barbara Sleigh, which was read to her as a child by her older sister.
Ruth is our Head of Fundraising and she also looks after our marketing function. If you are interested in supporting Doorstep Library’s work do please contact Ruth.
Emma manages the finances at Doorstep Library. Following a degree in languages and business, she trained as an accountant and has over 20 years of experience working at Oxfam, Oxford University and some small charities.
She loves having the time to get lost in a good book – her favourite children’s book is: ‘The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe’ by CS Lewis.
Olivia leads the Volunteer Engagement Team and has strategic responsibility for the recruitment and management of volunteers for both online and home reading programmes. Olivia’s has several years of volunteer management working across different educational charities including IntoUniversity and City Year. Olivia is a keen volunteer herself and has consistently been involved in volunteering opportunities, for example, she is currently Chair of Governors at Archbishop Tenison School in Oval.
Olivia’s favourite children’s book is: ‘My Naughty Little Sister’ by Dorothy Edwards.
Maya is our Volunteer Coordinator and is responsible for onboarding and supporting volunteer engagement. She is also a regular volunteer for one of our Westminster projects and has been volunteering with Doorstep Library since 2021. Maya is passionate about the powerful impact reading has in building children’s confidence and expanding their imagination to explore and celebrate their identities! She loves reading with the children and families every week and engaging with the local community.
Maya’s favourite children’s book is: ‘Julian is a Mermaid’ by Jessica Love.
Faith started with Doorstep as a volunteer before becoming a Team Leader. She works alongside volunteers in Westminster to bring the joy of our reading session to families in the area. She was a product manager at the Co-Op, the Home Office and the BBC before joining. She loves Doorstep visits because “if you get a book that a child really clicks with, reading together is just plain fun!”
Faith’s favourite children’s book is: ‘Little House in the Big Woods’ by Laura Ingalls Wilder.
Charlie joined the Doorstep Library team in 2022 as a Team Leader for Lambeth, working closely with volunteers to share the joys of a good book with families in the borough. Having worked in public relations for ten years, Charlie has previously worked with brands and charities across the arts, fashion and lifestyle sectors with a focus on improving efficacy, sustainability and accessibility. Charlie is a keen reader and delights in the opportunity to share her love of books with the children she works with through Doorstep Library.
Charlie’s favourite children’s book is ‘George’s Marvellous Medicine’ by Roald Dahl
Martin joined Doorstep Library in September 2021 and works as one of two Team Leaders supporting the ongoing projects of the Online Reading Corner. In particular, working alongside our volunteers to ensure both they and the families we work with have everything they need each week. Before joining, Martin worked in both the Arts and Education sectors, specifically with Early Years projects, and is passionate about ensuring every child has the support they need to build a strong early foundation to ensure they can thrive in later life.
Martin’s favourite book is ‘The Little Prince’ by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry.’
Jaime recently joined Doorstep Library as Camden Team Leader, working closely with volunteers on three projects across the borough. With experience running Story Time sessions in libraries and creative writing projects in schools and communities, Jaime is excited to share their love of stories with families to inspire the next generation of young readers. Jaime is also a poet and works for Writerz and Scribez and Ministry of Stories as a Writing Facilitator and Community Link Worker.
Jaime’s favourite children’s book is: ‘The Google Book’ by Vincent Cartwright Vickers
Llewella has worked with young people, trauma and the arts for over ten years in the voluntary sector, and spends her time outside of Doorstep as a supervisor at the London ChildLine branch. She is a part-time harpist who is passionate about accessibility in the arts, especially for young people. She is interested in combining reading with music in under-resourced areas.
Llewella’s favourite children’s book is: ‘A Monster Calls’ by Patrick Ness.
Ellenor is our Marketing Officer and is responsible for our social channels, website content, and other marketing materials to bring Doorstep stories to life. Having previously worked in digital marketing, Ellenor is keen to boost the awareness of Doorstep Library and to ultimately bring the magic of reading to as many people as possible.
Ellenor’s favourite children’s book is: ‘The Gruffalo’ by Julia Donaldson
Monica is Head of Delivery and Engagement and is responsible for our service delivery and volunteer engagement teams. Monica has over 22 years of management experience in charities and the early years sector. She has worked for Sure Start Children, Family Centres, and a range of charities including Mencap, Refuge UK, and Voluntary Action Westminster.
Monica has been passionate about reading since childhood and loves unwinding with a good book and a cup of tea.
Monica’s favourite children’s book is: ‘Paddington’ by Michael Bond.