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

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

Coram Beanstalk's volunteers transform the lives of the children they support, turning them into confident, passionate and able readers.

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  • QA and Coram Beanstalk launch new partnership

    As part of announcing Coram Beanstalk as Charity Partner of the Year, QA – the UK's leading IT training provider – will be giving staff the opportunity to volunteer regularly during work hours to support children with reading at local primary schools across the country. Read more

  • Coram Beanstalk launches parent reading helper training programme

    A nationwide training programme has been launched to help upskill parents (or other members of the community) who volunteer in primary schools to support children's reading skills and encourage reading for pleasure. Read more