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Literacy Volunteers

9 November 2018 (by Jodie Binch (Jbinch))


Help improve a child’s literacy and communication

Could you be a Literacy Volunteer?  We are looking for Literacy Volunteers to help in primary schools throughout Nottinghamshire. Literacy Volunteers is a Registered Charity formed in 1996. Our fabulous, dedicated volunteers work with children in local schools and Early Years’ settings to develop an interest and love for reading. We help to break down barriers and open doors for life-long achievement. Volunteers can make all the difference in a child’s life. Volunteers chat with the children, read fun books together and play word games to help build their vocabulary and confidence with words and spelling.


We vet, train and then support Volunteers in post and pay travel expenses. Volunteers own transport would be advantageous but not essential.

If you can give just half a day a week’s regular commitment for at least 1 school year and would like to become part of an enthusiastic and committed Volunteering force that is doing great work improving literacy and transforming the lives of children across the city and county please get in touch.


We are training on Thursday 29/11 and 6/12, 10 am to 1 pm BOTH sessions.


More details on our website

Telephone 01623 517553 or email for our Enquiries Form and Information sheet or to discuss further.


What the children have said about their Literacy Volunteer and what they do together:


She’s nice and kind. – Kassie     Talking about books and stories. Learning new words. – Logan

Playing Scrabble and doing crosswords. – Anyika     Everything! – Samuel


What the schools say about the Literacy Volunteers service:


During the 2016-17 school year we received ‘Fantastic Children’s Improvement Results’ from schools which stated that the input from their Literacy Volunteer has meant that:


99% of children improved in their reading level

98% of children improved in their confidence

98% of children improved in their conversation skills


They said:


“All our Volunteers are excellent, dedicated and approachable and the children love working with them. Many thanks.”

“Our Volunteer has been fabulous and the children have loved working with her. She has helped the children to love learning.”

“The Literacy Volunteers are an extremely valued source of support. We can’t speak highly enough of each of them.”


What our volunteers have had to say:


“I love doing this work.”

“I love the clarity of role and being able to spend quality time with children desperate for attention and direct support.”

“I enjoy it as much as I feel the children do – very positive.”

“The staff have always made me feel very welcome and that my input has been worthwhile.”