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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.

Location

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