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Let's Read Programme - Volunteer

Why join us?

  • We are an established organisation with over 30 years of experience.
  • We provide full training, safeguarding checks and support.
  • You will increase your own knowledge and skills.
  • You will be supporting the local community.
  • It’s rewarding!

Here's what some of our reading volunteers say:

“Knowing you are making a difference and seeing that the children look forward to your visits is really rewarding.”


“Seeing the children become more enthusiastic and confident as the weeks go by, they become less shy and ask questions whereas compared to the first week they were really quiet.”


“Seeing the kids improve and building that rapport with them.”


“The feeling that I am contributing to the children acquiring a really important life skill. “


“It feels good to know that my support can really make a difference to children’s future life choices and chances.”

What do we ask of our volunteers?

To become a reading volunteer, we ask that you can:

  • Visit one of our nominated schools for an hour a week, plus travel time
  • Commit for a school year or at least a full term (approximately 12 weeks)
  • Complete the necessary training
  • Provide children with individual reading support
  • Foster a positive attitude to literacy and learning
  • Act as a positive role model


You will also need to:

  • Have a passion for reading
  • Have a desire to support children’s education and achievement
  • Believe in the importance of literacy
  • Be fluent in English and a competent reader
  • Enjoy spending time with children
  • Be patient, encouraging and enthusiastic
  • Be a good listener and communicator

In order to apply for the role:

  • You will have been a resident in the UK for the last 2 years
  • You agree to undertake a Disclosure & Barring Service enhanced check and be able to supply 2 references.

We’d love to have you on board, so click here to download and complete the application form, and here to upload it.

Alternatively contact us at or on 07551019005