We create readers because when a child becomes a reader, they get the very best chance in life, and every child deserves that.
Our trained volunteers are at the heart of what we do. Each week they deliver fun, interactive, reading experiences. They provide one to one support to children, who are behind, giving them the help and encouragement they need to catch up - to switch onto reading, learn to read and become readers for life.
Our reading helpers give children a chance to shine... sharing, talking and having fun with books to help them see the point of reading. Their commitment and dedication helps to bring forth a new generation of readers with the confidence they need to succeed in life.
We are Coram Beanstalk. We create readers. Join us!
We know from our volunteers that being a reading helper brings purpose and enjoyment into their lives. Find out more about the benefits of being part of our reading community here.
Find out how we help our volunteers to be confident in delivering the Beanstalk approach and feel connected and supported within our reading community.
Ready to take the first step to becoming a reading helper?
Check you can meet some practicalities and fill in our application form here.
Our existing trained reading helpers can access additional resources and online booking for training and social events here.
You may have some questions in your mind before you fill in your application form. Here are answers to our most commonly asked questions. If your question isn't answered here you can find out how to get in touch with our team.
Find out more about how we will do the best we can to make your volunteer experience with us enjoyable and rewarding.