Literacy Volunteers support primary school children one to one with their reading and communication skills, helping children to love books and to open the doors for life-long achievement.
You will be school based and part of a volunteering work force that is transforming children’s lives. You will attend school once a week for a morning or afternoon. You will usually work with the same 4/5 children each week, for half an hour each for at least a term.
The children chosen by the school may be behind with their reading, not getting much help at home, have poor conversation skills and /or be lacking in confidence.
You will read, talk, play games – board games, word-based educational games, paper and pencil games, crosswords, word searches – and have a fun time with your selected children. You work away from the classroom, on a one to one basis and give the children confidence and help them enjoy reading and communicating.
You will be placed in a school as close to your home as possible – travel expenses are paid.
You will be required to complete a small amount of paperwork (e.g. keeping records of your sessions) while at school.