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Passionate about education? Have skills in business development? Come and join our board!

Trustee / Committee volunteers needed for ABC to read (Assisting Berkshire Children to Read)

Assisting Berkshire Children to Read aim to recruit, train and place volunteers in local primary schools to support children of primary age who are experiencing difficulties with reading and lack of confidence. The charity’s mission is to transform children’s lives by working with schools, families and the children themselves to provide high-quality support in developing literacy skills and building self-confidence. Reading is essential to every aspect of life and to be involved in continuing to help the children they work with is very rewarding you will be transforming children’s lives and breaking down barriers felt towards reading and education.

Our award-winning charity operates across Berkshire and is currently working in over 80 schools in the county. With a small part-time team of staff, they support over 500 children each year with over 120 volunteers.



We are looking to bring new skills, experience and insights to our trustee board. This would be a great opportunity for someone who has experience or an interest in the area of education and children’s development. This is an opportunity for someone to work with a great board of trustees who are dedicated to the work of ABC to read. On the board are ex-head teachers, and those in business as well as a treasurer. Specific skills in Business Development and Marketing would be of use to the charity in order to develop the charity further by being able to support more children within the community.

Contact person firstname
Marcia Rowlinson, CEO
Lastname
Contact person's position
Their phone number?
01189511336

Location description
Across Reading
Wheelchair accessible?
Not specified
Car parking for the volunteer?
Not specified
Secure bicycle parking?
Not specified
Near public transport?
Not specified
How much time?
A few times a year
What times and days of the week?
Mon AMMon PMMon EVETue AMTue PMTue EVEWed AMWed PMWed EVEThu AMThu PMThu EVEFri AMFri PMFri EVESat AMSat PMSat EVESun AMSun PMSun EVE
Availability required
Any of these times
Additional timing details
Board meetings are carried out in Reading once a term, usually between the times of 4-6pm. AGM is carried out during June between the hours of 10-noon. Attending other meetings are optional such as volunteer coffee mornings although assistance may be required for networking meetings and presentations
Task type?
Trustee / Committee
Will suit someone like this:
Enjoys variety and changePrefers a specific rolePrefers a regular scheduleSelf organised/motivatedHappy to work soloKeen learnerAnalytical thinkingPrecise and methodicalDecisiveInventiveBusiness orientatedLeaderPublic speakerNetworkerGood sense of humourSociableSerious and determinedSupportiveCreativeCommunicatorWants to get out and aboutHas a few hours to spare
Post suitable for supported volunteering?
Yes
Is training given?
Yes
Training description
Able to attend new volunteer training to gain an insight into the charity
Is support given?
Yes
Description of support
CEO and other board memebers
Are expenses paid?
Yes
Description of expenses
Expenses reimbursed
Will I need my own transportation?
No
Will the volunteer be CRB or DBS checked?
Yes
Are references required?
Yes
Will there be an interview?
Yes
Are they properly insured?
Yes
Minimum age
18
Do they need a specific gender?
No
How many volunteers needed?
2
Opportunity added on
16 May 2018

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