In a diverse area like Berkshire there are many children who have trouble reading.

ABC to read was set up in 2004 to find, train and support volunteers in primary schools across Berkshire. We help hundreds of children each year to enjoy reading and gain an essential skill for life.

Our trustees include head teachers and a variety of people from the community who help with their time and expertise.

If you believe you have the enthusiasm and patience to make a real difference to the confidence and reading skills of three local children this year, or can help in some other way, please contact us at

This website introduces you to who we are and what we do. In addition to this you may find information on how to become a volunteer and what is expected of them.