Bring books to life and help children to develop a love of reading…

What is the role: Volunteer reader with children in primary schools  reading poster.jpg

Who for: ARCh (Assisted Reading for Children)

When: During the school day in term time. Typically volunteering takes place in the afternoon and sessions last for 1 ½ hours. Volunteers visit schools twice a week.

Where: In a primary school close to where you live

What is involved: You will spend your volunteering session sharing books and games supplied by ARCh. Over the course of each session you will work with 3 children on a one-to-one basis, encouraging and inspiring them to enjoy reading.

Why you should sign up: If you love reading, enjoy the company of children and have some time to spare in your week this is a very rewarding way to spend your time.  ARCh have over 260 volunteers so they must be doing something right!

Skills required: Patience, encouragement and a love of reading!  An ability to communicate with children and teachers is also important. Some schools may be within walking or cycling distance from your home, or on a bus route. If not, you would need access to a car.

Support provided: A 2-day training course is run for all volunteers prior to going into school in Bicester. Expenses are paid to reimburse you for travel.

Please note that because you will be working with children 2 references are required for this role and a DBS check will need to be completed.

How to get involved: Download an application form from the website: You can also call for more details or for an application pack to be sent to you (01869 320380)