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They help selected children who are finding reading difficult. Literacy Volunteers help children in Primary Schools to enjoy reading and communicating.
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
This grid shows when you can volunteer for this opportunity.
If the school has facilities for a disabled person then we can place them
We will try to respond to volunteer enquiries within one week
This will be at you own pace, but should be complete within a couple of months