Dorset Reading Partners

Dorset Reading Partners

Charity information

Dorset Reading Partners

Dorset Reading Partners recruits, trains, equips & supports volunteers who offer individualised literacy support to local children (age 5 - 13 ). Our 70 volunteers help over 250 children each week.

Founded 2006

  • Mission statement

    Dorset Reading Partners offer regular, sustained, one-to-one support to children who are reluctant to read or who need a little extra help and support. They talk, share books and play games together in weekly half hour sessions, in order to increase children's confidence and motivation, as well as their communication and literacy skills. Our reading partners act as mentors to these young people, helping and encouraging them, and enabling them to feel that they can succeed.

  • Aims

    Dorset Reading Partners aims to:

    • Advance the education of volunteers by the provision of training and advice.
    • Advance the education and self-confidence of children in Dorset, particularly by helping them with their reading development.
  • Overview

    Established: March 2006

    Registered Charity Number: 1116404

    Board members: 3

    Part time staff: 2

    Volunteers: 70

    Phone number: 01305 458515

    Address: The Little Keep Bridport Road Dorchester Dorset DT1 1SQ

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