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Assisted Reading for Children Oxfordshire (ARCh)

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Oxfordshire has almost 16,000 children living in poverty; ten of its wards are listed in the top 25% most...

Volunteer Reading Helper

This opportunity takes place between 04 Oct 2019 and 07 Oct 2022

Benefits to self

*Training resources & support *Opportunity to use/learn new skills. *Satisfaction & achievement from helping children. *Sense of belonging and connection with the community. *Reference for CV.

Benefits to others

*Impart a love of reading Make a real difference to children, improving their lives at school & beyond *Build children's self-esteem and confidence. *Become a special friend to children in school

Hours per week

2 x 1.5 hour sessions in school each week of term ideally (usually afternoons) We ask for a years commitment. Some flexibility with the hours and length if required,

Training information

After completing application form and Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and 2 referees there is a 2 day training course (in a group 10 -2.30pm on both days or via 2 Zoom sessions x 2.5 hrs.


We are in primary schools across Oxfordshire. We place our volunteers in the school that is most convenient for them.

Accessibility Information

Dependent on each school. Please ask for more information.
  • Placement LengthOn-Going, Termly
  • LocationOxford City, Oxfordshire
  • Area of InterestMentoring, Children, Education, Fundraising

Employability skills

  • Team Work 0
  • Communication 0
  • Positive attributes 0
  • Planning/Organisation 0
  • Problem Solving 0
  • Reflection 0