Our primary service revolves around the provision of a primary school based reading volunteer scheme – these are our Literacy Volunteers. Literacy Volunteers help children to enjoy reading, learn to love books and read for pleasure. Our Volunteers go into an allocated school once a week during term time and talk, read and play games with selected children on a one-to-one basis.
Literacy Volunteers are not teachers, and do not take the place of teachers. Instead, they take an interest in the children. They give their time to build up children’s confidence and help them to discover that reading is fun.
We also design and deploy early intervention projects aimed at pre-school children, mainly in economically disadvantaged areas of Nottingham City, under our Early Years programme.
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We have a small staff team of 5 part time workers, and we use our funding to: