Reading Helper Volunteer

The role of a reading helper places you in the heart of primary school life. You’ll be leading reading sessions that bring a positive reading experience to children outside of the classroom. Children will benefit from someone giving them 1:1 support.

What You'll Do: 

You will need to:

• Attend school weekly in the afternoon session(s) during which you’ll see the same children each week

• Independently lead your sessions; you’ll have access to our brilliant books, online portal and will quickly get into the swing of what works well for each child

• Liaise with school staff and our team as required

Why You'll Love It: 
  1. • You’ll be able to directly help children in your local community, using your skills to give something back by sharing a love of reading with the younger generation
  2. • The role can also improve your wellbeing, giving structure to your week and you’ll be feeling helpful and gain a new sense of purpose
  3. • If you’re developing your career, you’ll be able to gain and evidence new skills and get experience of the school environment
  4. • You’ll be joining our reading community with opportunities to connect with other volunteers and our team
What You'll Learn: 

You will gain valuable experience within a school setting

What We're Looking For: 

Someone who is over 18, with a passion for reading.

Someone who is comfortable working with primary aged children 1:1 in a school environment. 

You will need to complete an enhanced DBS.

Summary
Volunteering
Volunteer
Education
Young People
London
United Kingdom
Location of opportunity: 
partner schools across England
30 Weeks Minimum
2 Hours / Week
Skills you will develop: 
Active listening
Communication
Relevant interests: 
Education
Requirements: 
DBS check
Over 18 years old
Training

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