Wokingham Borough libraries provide resources and services to inspire and support learning and knowledge for all. Wokingham Libraries offers activities to help primary school aged children keep reading through the summer holidays as part of the national Summer Reading Challenge. Volunteers are needed encourage children to complete the Summer Reading Challenge by talking about books and promoting the SRC website and activities. They will help with children’s craft activities and displays in Wokingham, Woodley and Lower Earley libraries during the school holidays. Volunteers must be enthusiastic about reading. Enjoy talking to and helping children and families. Interested in craft activities. Reliable and able to make a regular commitment. Able to arrange own transport to and from the library. Please note: This volunteering opportunity is for volunteers aged 16 to 24 years only.

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.

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.

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.

Bracknell and Wokingham College are looking for volunteers to help support our tutors in English workshops. These workshops are for adults wishing to brush up their skills. If you have English GCSE or equivalent and can spare a couple of hours a week this could be the opportunity for you. Full training will be given. At the moment, they are particularly keen to hear from volunteers who can help with the English workshops that take place during the day.


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