Reading Transition

With Reading Transition you’ll make a lasting difference to a child’s life in just a single school term. You’ll provide one-to-one literacy support to four children who urgently need a burst of help to develop the skills to succeed at school.Read more

Make a lasting difference

Become a Beanstalk reading helper to make a lasting difference to a child's life and enjoy a unique volunteering experience.Read more

Become a Story Starter

Become a Story Starter volunteer and give a child in a local nursery the skills, confidence and attitude to start primary school ready to read.Read more

Volunteer agreement

Volunteers are an essential and valued part of Beanstalk. We will do the best we can to make your volunteer experience with us enjoyable and rewarding.Read more

Fundraising Volunteer | London

Could you provide our Fundraising team with support in administration, research and fundraising projects? This is a fantastic opportunity to gain valuable hands on experience by supporting our Fundraising team on specific projects and administration. The role would suit someone looking to develop a career in the voluntary sectorRead more


Every child has the right to be free from abuse and neglect and to be treated with dignity and respect. Beanstalk is committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and requires all staff, volunteers and partners to share this commitment.Read more

Tips for reading aloud to small groups

We've created some quick tips on how to engage small groups of children through story-telling.Read more

Exploring cultural diversity

Based on the knowledge of our staff and trained reading helpers, we’ve put together a short-list of books and websites which celebrate and explore the wide multicultural world we live in.Read more

Beanstalk BookFest 2016

A fun-filled BookFest including special guests Abi Elphinstone, Piers Torday and Polly Faber.Read more