Volunteer reading helpers needed in Southwark
Posted by: lydiab
15 August, 2013 11:59
I am an East Dulwich mother-of-one and among other things volunteer at Save the Children, who are working with Beanstalk on their Born to Read programme and are looking for volunteer reading helpers for Southwark schools. This programme can have a real and positive impact on children's confidence, self-esteem and life chances, and it would be fantastic if people from the Dulwich area were able to volunteer.
You would be volunteering twice a week for 90 minutes at a time (not including travel time), and would be assigned 3 children whom you'd see twice a week for 30 minutes each, for a year. You would do it within school hours, term-time only, and it's school-based. The school would be in Southwark and the application form asks you to indicate which area would suit you best. Because itís a literacy programme you do need to have strong literacy yourself and be fluent in English.
I fully appreciate that the fact that it's during school hours means it's not possible for many, but if you are interested and would like to find out more without making any commitment, please PM me. You can also read more about it here: http://www.beanstalkcharity.org.uk/reading-helpers