Volunteering Corporate volunteering Join Beanstalk's corporate volunteering scheme and your employees can help more children to read, grow and succeed. Beanstalk is looking for companies like yours to join our corporate volunteering scheme to help us offer even more children the one-to-one support they need to ensure they can reach their true potential. Volunteering for as little as 30 minutes per week, during term time, your employees can become more engaged in the local community and transform the lives of struggling children. Beanstalk's corporate reading scheme gives us a fantastic opportunity to tap into the passion and enthusiasm of our colleagues to make a real difference in the communities on our doorstep. - Siena Parker, CSR Manager, Penguin Random House How does corporate volunteering work? Volunteers are placed in a primary school within 20 minutes of their office. Each volunteer supports one child, for one 30 minute literacy session per week. You can chose to support more children if you are able to give more time. Each volunteer must have a full DBS and reference check. Volunteers will attend a full day training course. If you have five or more employees taking part we will arrange for the training to take place at your office. Each volunteer will be assigned a Volunteer Coordinator who will provide ongoing support and additional training. Contributing to the corporate volunteering scheme As a charity it is essential that we cover the cost of our service, therefore we ask companies to contribute towards the cost of training and supporting their employees. Corporate partner contributions: £1,500 up front fee - covering the administration of setting up the scheme, the cost of initial training, the materials the volunteers receive, and the initial school placement. £110 per volunteer, per year - covering the cost of our ongoing support throughout the year. School's contribution When schools take on corporate reading scheme volunteers we ask them to contribute £50 per supported child, per year. If you would like to become part of Beanstalk's corporate volunteering scheme please get in touch with Bethan Wood.