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Could you read with a looked-after child?

Written by Lily Kehoe, 5th November 2023

“Thank you for helping me read better and for making reading fun and not stupid boring.”

Reading Hero, aged 6.

We’re really excited to be expanding our Reading Heroes project and now the hunt is on for more fantastic volunteers to read with children.

Could you, or someone you know, spare an hour a week to read with a care experienced child? We’re looking for volunteers who can read with a child aged 5-15 online for a minimum of six months.  The reading normally takes place for up to an hour between 4pm-7pm on a week day.

By volunteering as a Reading Hero, you’ll be instilling a love of stories which can enhance a child’s life prospects.

To start your Reading Heroes journey, fill in a volunteer application form by 5 December:

  • Training will be provided and will take place on Thursday 7 December on Zoom.
  • We will ask you to undertake a number of safeguarding requirements for this role including an enhanced DBS check, a reference request & safeguarding training.

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You can also speak to us on: 0151 729 2200
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