You’ll make a lasting difference to a child’s life

Reading is essential in today’s world.  Unfortunately many children struggle to learn to read for all sorts of reasons – 1 in 8 children in England left primary school last year behind in their reading.  By becoming a volunteer, you’ll give a child the one-to-one attention they need to build their confidence and help them catch up with their reading.  You’ll give them a chance to learn at their own pace and adapt the sessions to suit them.

It’s rewarding

Seeing the progress the children make and knowing you’re making a difference is highly rewarding.

You’ll give something back to your local community

As you’ll be working in a local primary school, supporting children near you, you’ll get to use your skills and experience to help give something back to your local community.  Being an ABC to read helper is a great way to get involved.

You’ll develop new skills and make new friends

Becoming an ABC to read volunteer is a great way to develop your communication skills and knowledge of the education sector.

You’ll have fun

You are encouraged to make the sessions fun to help build the child’s confidence.