Volunteering - Expressing Your Interest
The Oxfordshire Reading Campaign volunteering programme will support children in Oxfordshire schools in developing their literacy skills by increasing their confidence, and helping them to gain a positive attitude towards reading through the help of trained local volunteers.
Giving your time to the Oxfordshire Reading Campaign will have a really positive impact on the children you work with and their development of crucial literacy skills. It will also allow you to develop new skills, with full training provided, whilst enabling you to give something back to your local community.
What will I do?
- Work with children aged five to seven years.
- Engage in one-to-one sessions with children where you will deliver a programme of activities that will support their literacy development.
- Provide general feedback on children’s progress.
Who can be a Volunteer?
Oxfordshire Reading Campaign Volunteers are enthusiastic people who live or work in Oxfordshire and want to give back to their community.
You may be eligible to volunteer if you:
- Are over 18 years of age.
- Live or work in Oxfordshire.
- Existing CRB check or willing to undergo a CRB check (as required by individual schools).
- Are confident in reading, writing and oral communication.
- Can commit to working with children for at least one hour per week.
What is the time commitment?
The Oxfordshire Reading Campaign will run for two years until July 2014 but volunteers will work on a yearly basis. To take part initially in year one of the programme, you need to be committed to:
- Attending volunteer training (a maximum of one day)
- Giving at least one hour a week of your time for one-to-one sessions with children.
- Committed to working with children from February 2013 to July 2013.
If you are interested in taking part please input your details below and we will send you further information in due course.