School Readers – Volunteering Opportunity

I am contacting you from Schoolreaders ( ), a charity dedicated to improving children’s literacy by recruiting volunteers to go into local primary schools to listen to children read.  Schoolreaders volunteers not only help to improve children’s literacy, but also help them to find the joy in reading, which will set them up for a lifetime of learning to come.

One in four children are currently leaving primary school unable to read to the expected standard. These children cannot fully access their secondary education, which will have a lifelong negative impact on their future opportunities.  One of the key reasons that children are not learning to read is that they are getting insufficient one-to-one reading time with an adult.

Schoolreaders is looking for more volunteers in Bristol and Somerset. The need for reading support is greater than ever, 1 in 6 primary school have joined Schoolreaders and need volunteers to listen to children read for one hour a week, during term time. For retirees seeking a purposeful and rewarding way to give back to their communities, volunteering with Schoolreaders offers a fulfilling opportunity to make an impact. With time to give back, retirees are a perfect fit for Schoolreaders, and nearly 50% of Schoolreaders volunteers are retired or semi-retired. Children and schools benefit from the extra reading support and our volunteers find the experience hugely rewarding too; knowing that they have done their bit to support the younger generation.

If you would like more information, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Kindest regards,


Operations Coordinator.

01234 938087





Bianca Chandhar

Operations Coordinator


01234 924111


01234 938087