Life is better when everyone can read well and express themselves confidently.

Beanstalk recruits, trains and supports volunteers to provide one-to-one literacy support in primary schools to children who have fallen behind with their reading. 

Beanstalk trained reading helpers transform the lives of the children they support, turning them into confident, passionate and able readers. 

Volunteer today. Donate today. Change a child's life.

Become a reading helper

Volunteer today to make a lasting difference to a child’s life.


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It is thanks to our thousands of supporters that we are able to deliver our one-to-one support to children. If you would like to make a real difference to a child, you can do so by giving time, money or by fundraising for us. 

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  • You don't lose the enjoyment and satisfaction

    In the latest chapter of our collection of reading helper stories, Karen Clarke shares her experiences of Beanstalk and how she never loses the enjoyment of seeing the children develop their reading! Read more

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