The Value of Volunteering

North Lincolnshire Council’s volunteering scheme.

Ann O’Rourke, one of our Lead Tutors, recently took advantage of North Lincolnshire Council’s volunteering scheme which aims to help people in the community. The scheme ‘TeamNL volunteering: Together we can’ allows employees to use up to 15 hours of paid work time to spend volunteering.

Ann has worked one hour a week with Sophie since March 2024 following the one-to-one reading programme, ‘Yes We Can Read.’

Ann spends approximately 35-40 minutes working through the exercises and for the rest of the time Sophie reads her library book. This support has improved Sophie’s reading and encouraged her to read more.

Would you like to know more about volunteering or improving your reading?

Find local and national volunteering opportunities here.

Find out about our English courses to help with your reading here.

We also offer additional support if you need it to help you complete your chosen course. Find out more here.

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