Reading volunteers support children and young people with their literacy and communication, decoding skills and reading comprehension. As part of the Virtual School, we recruit volunteers to support our children in care on a one to one basis, as well as providing an additional positive adult to child relationship. You don't need experience of working with children and young people, as long as you have enthusiasm and commitment, the opportunity is open to you.
We provide training before you begin in your placement. This is to prepare and support you fully for your work with a child or young person, so that you feel confident volunteering in a school. Training spaces are limited and we will contact you with a range of available dates once we've received your application form.
Please read our Welcome Pack if you are interested in applying to volunteer. This pack will give you some general information about the role, as well as an application form.