Coram Beanstalk is a national charity that recruits and trains volunteers across Kent and Medway to support children aged 3-13 who would benefit from extra reading support. Volunteers work with children on a regular, one-to-one basis to improve their reading skills and to develop a love of reading and learning.
There two programme suitable for volunteers:
Reading 321 – as a reading helper you will support three primary school children twice a week for 30 minutes sessions for at least one academic year. The children you will be working with need support in their reading skills to enable them to catch up with their peers.
Story Starters – Coram Beanstalk also has opportunities for volunteers to get involved as part of its Story Starters programme, helping children aged 3-5 become ready to read through developing language skills and introducing them to the magic of books. As a Story Starter volunteer you will be working one-to-one with children in two 20-minute sessions a week at a local early years setting.
All volunteers receive professional training and support to ensure that they are best able to support young children and feel comfortable in a setting such as a primary school or nursery.
For further information or to apply please visit www.corambeanstalk.org.uk or call 020 7729 4087.