Merchant's Academy in Withywood, Bristol is looking for volunteers to join a small team of reading buddies who will work with primary school students on a one-to-one basis to help improve their reading and language skills. The volunteers will be trained and supported by a charitable organization called Ablaze, which works to develop links between businesses and schools.
This is a great opportunity to be part of a rewarding programme that raises pupils' self-esteem and aspirations as well as their literacy skills. Civil servants who have taken part in similar projects have been really enthusiastic about how fulfilling they find their volunteering and also how beneficial it is to the students. If you would like to volunteer, or would like more information, please contact Val Cobbin.