Do you have a passion for reading? Are you looking for a really rewarding volunteering experience that will change a child’s life?
Life is better when everyone can read well and express themselves confidently. Sadly, that isn’t always the case. Last year one in four children in Birmingham left primary school unable to read to the required level, something that will have devastating consequences on their future prospects.
Beanstalk is a children’s literacy charity that aims to rewrite this story with the help of local volunteers. Beanstalk recruits, trains, and supports volunteers to work with children who are struggling with their reading, ensuring that they have the skills and confidence to reach their true potential and lead successful lives.
Beanstalk’s trained reading helpers work with children on a one-to-one basis, giving them consistent support to improve their reading levels, increase overall confidence and enjoyment of reading. Together, they read, play and talk and with Beanstalk’s support the child’s approach to learning and enjoying reading is transformed.
Beanstalk is looking for volunteers to become reading helpers in a variety of schools across Birmingham. If you or anyone that you know loves to read and are looking for a worthwhile volunteering opportunity please get in touch.
There are vacancies in Acocks Green schools.
WHO CAN APPLY?
You must be fluent in English and a competent reader. You will be required to pass some standard checking procedures for people working with children.
HOW MUCH TIME WILL I NEED TO GIVE?
Each Beanstalk reading helper will go into a local school for two 90 minute sessions a week, during term-time.
HOW DO I VOLUNTEER?
Please visit http://www.beanstalkcharity.org.uk to complete an application or alternatively contact Liz at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07841504419 to find out more.