Volunteers needed to help children’s reading in South Leeds

Coram Beanstalk, a children’s reading charity supporting local children to find a love of reading, is looking for volunteers to support children in South Leeds.

As a Coram Beanstalk volunteer you will receive full training to deliver fun, interactive, reading experiences each week in school.

You will provide one to one support to children, who are behind, giving them the help and encouragement they need to catch up – to switch onto reading, learn to read and become readers for life.

A spokesperson for Coram Beanstalk said:

“Our purpose is to help children engage with reading and in turn create readers because we believe, when a child becomes a reader, they get the very best chance in life, and every child deserves that.

“We have children waiting for someone to support them on their life’s journey in Beeston, as one of the schools we work with is in need of volunteer support.

“Our reading helpers give children a chance to shine … sharing, talking and having fun with books to help them see the point of reading. Their commitment and dedication helps to bring forth a new generation of readers with the confidence they need to succeed in life.”

As one volunteer put it:

“It’s lovely to do something that you know makes such a huge difference for a child. I leave the school with a spring in my step!”

To find out more and to apply to volunteer with Coram Beanstalk please go to www.beanstalkcharity.org.uk

 

This post is based on a press release issued by Coram Beanstalk

 

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