ECHO relies on the support of all our generous friends around the world to keep running library sessions. Here are three ways in which you can help us.

Our bank details:

For national transfers (UK to UK):
Sortcode: 204545
Account number: 13189279

For International transfers (free in Europe):
IBAN: GB62 BARC 20454513189279


We are always happy receive donated books to keep our readers busy. At the moment we are looking for:

  • Books in Farsi, Arabic, Kurmanji, Sorani, Urdu, Bangla, Turkish, French, and Pashto

  • Educational resources for language-learning (for example, learning English through Kurmanji, or German through Farsi)

  • Children’s books, especially bilingual and Farsi books
  • Easy reader books for English, Greek and German

If you would like to donate books, get in touch at


Running the ECHO library costs roughly €25,000 per year. We are a small, independent project that relies largely on crowdfunding to survive. Our costs include fuel, van maintenance, printing educational materials and coordinator stipends.

If you would like to support ECHO with a one-off donation you can visit our Chuffed page here.

If you would like to discuss an ongoing donation or other forms of funding, get in touch at


ECHO needs volunteers with experience working with books, education or vulnerable displaced people.

Language skills in Farsi/Dari, Arabic, Kurmanji, Sorani, Urdu and Greek are always useful!

If you would like to volunteer with us in Greece, we ask for a minimum two-month commitment.

In addition, if you have expertise in another area (website maintenance, fundraising etc) and you would like to help, we would love to hear from you!

Get in touch at if you are interested in joining our small but perfectly formed team.