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Literacy Volunteers
Location(s): Aspley, Basford, Berridge, Bestwood, Bilborough, Bulwell, Bulwell Forest, Castle, Clifton East, Clifton West, Dales, Hyson Green and Arboretum, Leen Valley, Lenton and Wollaton East, Mapperley, Meadows, Radford, Sherwood, St Ann's, Wollaton West
Address where volunteering takes place: Woodthorpe Grange Woodthorpe Drive Nottingham NG5 4HA  

How many places are on offer?


Purpose of Role:

They help selected children who are finding reading difficult. Literacy Volunteers help children in Primary Schools to enjoy reading and communicating.

Role Description:

Literacy Volunteers help children to enjoy reading and communicating. They assist in local primary schools with selected children who are finding these life skills difficult. Volunteers do not teach. Instead, they talk, play games and develop reading skills with children on a one-to-one basis in order to boost their confidence and improve their self esteem.

Volunteers are required to help weekly, for one morning or afternoon for 2/3 hours, depending on the needs of each school. We require volunteers who can contribute for a year in order to go through the training, get started and build up a relationship with the children.

We close on Fridays and school holidays. Please contact us around these times

Skills and Qualifications:

Able to commit to the role; to like children, enjoy reading, be patient, flexible and reliable, fluent in English speaking and reading and be aged 18-80yrs

When required:

This grid shows when you can volunteer for this opportunity.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

Additional information:
Are there age restrictions for this opportunity? Yes
Age Restrictions:


Are there gender restrictions for this opportunity? No
Is the opportunity accessible to disabled people?
Disability restrictions:

If the school has facilities for a disabled person then we can place them

How long before volunteer can expect a response?

We will try to respond to volunteer enquiries within one week

How long to complete training and recruitment?

This will be at you own pace, but should be complete within a couple of months

Volunteer Expenses offered? Yes
Induction and Training offered? Yes
Support and Supervision offered? Yes
Has a risk assessment been carried out? Yes
DBS Disclosure required? Yes

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