Reading Mentors

You will need to be patient, good with words and sounds (phonics) and enjoy working with people. Would you love to make a difference to people's lives by helping non-reading adults learn to read? Do you have between 1.5 and 4.5 hours per week to spare and want to be part of a great new project? Then we would love to hear from you!
Duration: Ongoing
Start date: 19th December 2016
End date: 12th May 2018
When can volunteers volunteer? Weekly

This grid shows when you can volunteer for this organisation. E.G Monday morning.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Tasks the volunteer will be required to do:

Meet and greet service users.
Introduce service users to the reading programme.
Support and inspire service users to follow the programme and improve their reading skills, through intense one to one mentoring and support.
Record contact with service users and report outcomes.

Skill and Qualifications Required:

To be a confident reader and be able to demonstrate these skills to others.
To be committed, reliable and motivated.
To enjoy working with and helping people.
To be able to listen and talk with people.
To be friendly, approachable and patient
To be willing to attend relevant training.
To be able to work as part of a team.
To be committed to the aims of St Peter's Partnerships
To comply with relevant Health and Safety Policies and Procedures including Safeguarding of Vulnerable Adults.
To maintain and respect confidentiality at all times.

Areas of Interest: Education, Families, Libraries, Literacy
Opportunity suitable for: Short term commitment, Other
What activities will the volunteer do? Mentoring, Support Work, Training
Skills gained in this role: Listening, Reading and writing, Talking to others, Teamwork
Home based opportunity? No
DBS Check Required: Yes
Opportunity Accessibility: Clearly marked accessible parking spaces, Step free access clearly signposted into the building, Accessible toilets

About the host organisation

Hosted by: The Leap Centre
Organisation Profile: Leap provides charitable services for children & families. We have an onsite Pre-School, Family Contact Services, Creche & Early Learning Provision. We have Greenscape which is a grounds maintenance service which provides adult daycare & as a Social Enterprise supports the charitable work of the organisation. We have volunteer opportunities for Reading mentor, Greenscape operatives, To work with children/families and reception/admin.
Charity number: 1099806