Do you love reading?

Enjoy working with children?

Have three hours a week to spare during term time?

Our reading partners come from a wide variety of backgrounds and all ages. No formal qualifications are required, but the following are necessary:

  • A passion for reading, and excellent literacy skills

  • An empathy with young people

  • Confidence and flexibility, in order to work independently

  • An ability to commit to three hours per week for at least one school year

What do we offer volunteers?

  • Comprehensive training

  • Ongoing support and advice from our staff

  • All resources are provided

  • Regular training updates, book exchanges, meetings and newsletters

  • An opportunity to engage in worthwhile and enormously rewarding voluntary work




Please contact Juliet Ruddick, Volunteer Services Manager, for more information, details of local vacancies, and training dates. Please be aware that all applicants must provide two references and undergo a DBS check prior to placement in school.



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