Coram Beanstalk Reading Helper Role

Spennymoor, Chester le Street, Durham City

Coram Beanstalk believes that when a child becomes a reader, they get the very best chance in life, and every child deserves that.

Each week, across England, our trained volunteers deliver fun, interactive, reading experiences. They provide one to one support to children, who are behind, giving them the help and encouragement, they need to catch up - to switch onto reading, learn to read and become readers for life.


The role of a reading helper places you in the heart of primary school life. You’ll be leading reading sessions that bring a positive reading experience to children outside of the classroom. Children will benefit from someone giving them one-to-one attention, showing them how much fun reading can be and the purpose reading has in their lives.

You will build a positive learning relationship with individual children aged 4-11, maintaining a regular weekly commitment. This consistency will build confidence, improve their engagement with reading and allow their reading skills to rocket!

Skills & Qualities

We need you to feel comfortable going into a busy school enviornment.
We need you to commit to attending school for at least one afternoon a week.
We need you to be able to complete our safer recruitment checks (DBS)
We need you to follow the Beanstalk approach.

When & Where?

You will commint to going into one of our partner schools at least one afternoon a week, each week over the year.
We aim to place volunteers in a partner school within 5 miles of their home.

Training and Support Offered/Expenses

Our volunteers must attended our two online, interactive training sessions.
We also provide continual support and additional training sessions once placed in school.

Volunteer Benefits
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Hours: 3 hours a week Type: Children/Young People

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