Become a volunteer reading helper Schools are already starting to wind down ahead of the summer holidays and at this time of year the journey to becoming a reading helper will take longer than our usual 4-6 weeks.We know it's important for people who are interested in volunteering to have a clear sense of timings so, although you don't need to wait to complete the application form, please be aware that our training for new volunteers will resume again in September. We very much look forward to receiving your application. As a Coram Beanstalk reading helper you'll be placed in a local primary school or nursery setting to help three or more children aged between 3-11. With your support, you'll help them improve their reading ability, confidence and learn to love reading. Read the Coram Beanstalk Reading Helper Role Description Apply to become a reading helper: To apply, simply complete the following form, or if you're not quite ready to sign up, find out more about volunteering with Coram Beanstalk .