Right to Read

Right to Read is one of York Cares oldest programmes. It aims to raise literacy standards in the city and encourage a love of reading. We work with schools in areas of need throughout the city, providing one-to-one reading support for primary school children who otherwise would not receive individual literacy support. We will aim to place volunteers close to either their home or work, whilst focusing on identified areas of need.

We are now recruiting volunteers for placements starting in January in the following areas:

  • Clifton area
  • North of the city centre
  • Osbaldwick area
  • City centre outskirts
  • Acomb area

What’s involved?

  • You are asked to make a minimum commitment of one hour a week or fortnight for one academic term from January 2016 – March 2016 (with the opportunity to continue beyond this if you wish).
  • A DBS (formally CRB) is also compulsory for the scheme – even if you have one with another organisation.
  • You are welcome to share your placement with a colleague and each attend school every other week. Please notify us of your pairing when you sign-up.
  • Please read our Volunteer Placement Pack which details the processes involved in volunteering.

Ready to begin your Right to Read Story?

Book your place now on our training session on  Tuesday 22nd November, 12-2pm, by emailing Jemma at info@yorkcares.co.uk to register your interest.