ABC to read recruit, train and support volunteers who work on a 1:1 basis with primary school children who are struggling with reading. Volunteers will visit a local primary school on a weekly basis and works with children individually seeing the same children on each visit, talking and reading and playing games with them. The volunteers are supported by a field worker who is available to provide ideas and act as a link between the charity and the school. Their next training course is being held on 25th January 2019. 

The British Dyslexia Association supports people affected by Dyslexia. The Helpline, based in Bracknell, offers free and confidential advice to dyslexic people and to anyone with a concern about dyslexia. They need Helpline volunteers to answering helpline telephones and writing emails. Volunteers must have some understanding/experience of dyslexia and have a good standard of spoken and written English. They currently have the following needs; Tuesday 10am-1pm, Tuesday 12.30pm-3pm, Wednesday 1pm-3pm and Thursday 1pm-3pm. There is some flexibility to volunteer term time if they wish.

St Paul’s Junior School in Wokingham is large junior school based in Wokingham. This is an outstanding school that provides a caring and stimulating learning environment for pupils. The Governing Body works alongside staff and pupils, to make the school a safe and exciting place to learn and grow. Governors have three main statutory obligations: to ensure clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction; to hold the Head Teacher to account for the educational performance of the school; to oversee the financial performance of the school and make sure money is well spent. They are looking for two Community Governors to join their team. Volunteers must be aged 21 and over and be passionate about the local community. Meetings tend to take place weekdays evenings.


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