Beanstalk are Looking for Older Volunteers

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Beanstalk is a national Reading Charity of over 40 years standing. Their Patron is the Duchess of Cornwall and their aim is to support as many children as they can.

They do this by recruiting volunteers to go into schools to help Primary and Early Years aged children to increase  their confidence and enjoyment of reading.

Each selected volunteer is trained and supported by Beanstalk, who also organise and pay for all Safeguarding checks.

The volunteer is then placed in a school and works with three children twice a week, for between 20-30 minutes each.

Beanstalk choose schools within a 5 mile radius of the volunteers’ homes, and pay travelling expenses for the journey to and from home.

Their volunteers tell them they thoroughly enjoy their time with the children and  how much they look forward to the sessions and how they help them.

Beanstalk Reading Volunteers make a difference. 

Beanstalk has been active in the Leeds, Bradford and South Yorkshire areas for some time and is always looking for volunteers.

For further details please go to:

If you have a noticeboard  could you please download the flyer and display it.

By |Health & Care, Older People
2018-10-11T10:52:30+00:00 2nd October 2018|0 Comments

About the Author:

Sean Tunnicliffe
Sean is the communications Officer at Leeds Older People’s Forum (LOPF) and also deals with admin and office management. He enjoys the wide variety of his role which covers things like designing reports and documents, organising meetings, putting together ebulletins, writing blogs, updating the LOPF website and social media and making sure that the office never runs out of milk. He has worked in the third sector since 2001 first with Volition and then LOPF and is the longest serving member of the Forum Central team. Previous to this Sean had mainly worked in horticulture and also had a spell managing a newsagent shop.

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