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Volunteer to listen to children read in local primary schools

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Schoolreaders is a charity who improve children's life chances by providing volunteers, for free, to give one-on-one reading practice to children in primary schools.

A large proportion of children leaving primary school are unable to read to the expected standard. One of the reasons is that children are not receiving enough one-on-one reading practice. Schoolreaders helps address this by providing volunteers to listen to children read in primary schools.

Volunteers are carefully matched to the best local school for them. This is a completely free service to both schools and volunteers.

Your postcode will allow Schoolreaders to try and match you up with a primary school near to where you live.


No qualifications are necessary to be a volunteer, just a good command of English and a couple of spare hours during the school day each week of the school year. Once matched to a school, they will carry out an enhanced DBS check.

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  • Children
  • Employment, Education and Training


  • Teaching and Training


  • Accessibility
    School specific
  • Age restrictions
    Over 18's
  • DBS check required
    Enhanced DBS will be done by the school
  • Equal Opportunities Policy
  • Expenses reimbursed
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Ongoing support
  • Training provided
    By the school
  • Volunteer induction
    Arranged by the school
  • Volunteer Policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
    Covered by the school
  • Written role description


This opportunity is available Countywide.

When do I need to be available?

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Availability Details

Volunteering is during the school day, the minimum commitment is once a week for one hour.

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