Opportunities for the over 50's to help pupils with their reading in Bristol's primary schools
Volunteers will usually commit to half a day a week in school.Training to be a reading buddy will be provided free of charge, together with a handbook. Support in finding a school placement will be provided by RSVP ( Retired and Senior Volunteer Programme). All volunteers will require a DBS check
RSVP supports the well being of the over 50's who want to use their skills in helping pupils to improve their
reading and enjoyment of books.
Not only do the pupils benefit but so do our volunteers.
In the words of Sandra one of our volunteers:
"I have always loved reading and used to enjoy reading with my children when they were young.
I feel strongly that reading is vital for all children and I felt that I could be of help.
It gives me a great sense of satisfaction to see the children making progress"
To find out more follow this link http://rsvp-west.org.uk/projects/volunteering-in-schools/