Volunteers needed for reading in schools

Assisted Reading for Children in Oxfordshire (ARCh) is looking for volunteers in our area. An ARCh reading helper visits a local primary school twice a week, spending half an hour each with three children, selected by the school. The helper encourages the children to read more confidently and to enjoy books. The sessions are fun and always conclude with a game. The volunteer needs no special qualifications or experience but should be prepared to commit to regular attendance for a minimum of one year, in order to offer the children continuity and stability.
ARCh provides an excellent initial training as well as ongoing support, together with access to a rich resource of appropriate books and games  and regular opportunities to meet other volunteers, exchange experiences and listen to talks by local authors and educationalists.
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ARCh is a registered charity which trains and supports more than 240 volunteers working in over 100 Oxfordshire schools and helping more than 700 children every year.
But more volunteers are needed, especially in East Oxford primary schools. If you think you might be able to help, visit:
or telephone 01869 320380 to talk to one of the friendly team