Charities join up to promote literacy in North-East schools

Two volunteering charities have joined forces to launch a scheme to promote literacy skills in schools in the north of England.

TimeBank, the volunteering charity, and Volunteer Reading Help will use local media to promote the Readability initiative that aims to recruit 1,450 reading partners for schools in the North-East.

Project materials, including posters, bookmarks and information packs will be customised to appeal to individual communities. Volunteers will receive formal training from Volunteer Reading Help and will be asked to commit a certain amount of hours each month.

"The Readability project has the potential to help 4,500 children improve their reading and literacy skills," said Heather Brandon, chief executive of Volunteer Reading Help. "TimeBank can give us the expertise of what prompts people to volunteer, and we want to build a campaign that appeals to people who may never have thought of volunteering before."

Have you registered with us yet?

Register now to enjoy more articles and free email bulletins

Already registered?
Sign in

Latest Jobs

RSS Feed

Third Sector Insight

Sponsored webcasts, surveys and expert reports from Third Sector partners


Expert hub

Insurance advice from Markel

How bad can cyber crime really get: cyber fraud #1

Promotion from Markel

In the first of a series, we investigate the risks to charities from having flawed cyber security - and why we need to up our game...

Third Sector Logo

Get our bulletins. Read more articles. Join a growing community of Third Sector professionals

Register now