Read on: more volunteers needed to help children

May 29 2018

As a part of a plan to improve reading in Bristol, Mayor Marvin Rees is keen to ensure that every child that needs one can have a volunteer, reading one-to-one with them in their school.

 Helping a child that is falling behind with their reading has the potential to change lives for the better. A recruitment drive has been launched seeking more than 300 reading volunteers from all areas of the city including Bishopston, Cotham and Redland. 

Volunteers will read with children aged 5, 6 and 7 year old who have fallen behind with their reading, improving their confidence and overall reading skills and encouraging a love of reading. Those taking part need to be able to communicate clearly, work methodically through a set programme of activity, commit to volunteering for 12 weeks and be free for at least an hour during school hours Monday to Friday. 

The next training day is on Thursday 7 June, 9am - 4pm, at the offices of Grant Thornton, 2 Glass Wharf, Bristol, BS2 0EL. 

For more information follow this link: https://candobristol.co.uk/projects/reading_in_schools.