Coram Beanstalk Trained Reading Helper

Coram Beanstalk

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

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!   


You will need to feel comfortable in a school environment, be able to complete an enahnced level DBS check and have a love of reading.


You’ll be able to directly help children in your local community, using your skills to give something back by sharing a love of reading with the younger generation 

The role can also improve your wellbeing, giving structure to your week and you’ll be feeling helpful and gain a new sense of purpose 

If you’re developing your career, you’ll be able to gain and evidence new skills and get experience of the school environment 

You’ll be joining our reading community with opportunities to connect with other volunteers and our team 

• We also pay travel expenses up to 5 miles each way

Practical Considerations

You will need to be able to make a regular, weekly commitment, one afternoon each week.

When do I need to be available?

Details You will need to be able to make a regualr, weekly commitment, one afternoon each week.
Morning Afternoon Evening

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  • Details
  • Disabled Access
    School dependent
  • Equal Opportunities Policy or Statement
  • Expenses
    Up to 5 miles travel expenses
  • Health and Safety
  • Induction
  • Insurance Cover for Volunteers
  • Other
  • Suitable for 13 - 16 years
  • Suitable for 16 - 18 years
  • Suitable for a group of volunteers
  • Suitable only for (e.g. 18+, LGBT, BAME, Women only)
  • Support on Offer
    Once trained we provide ongoing support through additional training sessions, a volunteer portal, a dedicated support rep for each volunteer and monthly communications.
  • This role is adaptable for different abilities
  • Training
    All reading helpers must complete our training