What We Offer our Volunteers

What we offer

Training, support, resources and more

All of our reading partners receive a full-day’s training before we introduce them to their school. We provide them with a box packed full of quality books and games, which can be replenished at our termly book exchanges,

Our staff make regular visits to reading partners at school in order to offer support and feedback, and throughout the year we run training workshops and other events, detailed in our newsletter each term.

So, although our reading partners are working independently across the county, they are very much part of a team.

Feedback from our volunteers

"The support I have received from DRP to get me started has been outstanding. Quite the best thing I have done so far since retiring has been becoming a reading partner."

Gill, reading partner

"Best training course I've ever attended (no exaggeration!)."

Ann, new reading partner
Initial training

"A wide and diverse range of books, games etc means that I have been able to fill each child's session with fun, knowledge and learning experiences."

Jennie, reading partner
Volunteer survey

"I feel supported and encouraged. Your training techniques bring out the best in us all."

Michael, reading partner
Volunteer survey

"Thank you so much for the day. So inspiring and supportive."

Helen, reading partner
New Ideas workshop day

"Thank you for another lovely afternoon.
You are all so supportive and enthusiastic, and I am very proud to be part of DRP."

Sally, reading partner
Refresher training