‘Volunteering has been life changing.’ 

We are confident you will enjoy being part of our team of friendly, enthusiastic volunteers – in a recent survey 100% of volunteers felt that their training helped them carry out their role and 94% felt supported in their role by Learn to Love to Read. 93% of volunteers felt their work made a difference to the children and 100% would recommend volunteering with Learn to Love to Read to others. Sixty trained volunteers are currently working across six schools in Wandsworth.

We hope our volunteers will be able to return to schools in October, following new Covid-19 guidelines. We also hope to offer online reading support, engaging whole families. To ensure volunteers build a good relationship with the children, we ask you to commit to volunteering for the entire school year. In-school volunteering always takes places during the school day, and usually in the afternoons. Online support will sometimes happen after the end of the school day.

If you have decided to volunteer with us, you will need to complete the online application form below.  Once this has been completed, we will contact you to arrange a face to face interview.

Please note, we require two referees for every applicant.  You must provide name, email and contact telephone number for each referee so we can contact them.

If you are a parent volunteering in your child's school, please provide details of one teacher at the school, plus a personal referee who has known you for at least two years (not family).

If you are a student volunteer, please provide details of one academic referee and one personal referee who has known you for at least two years (not family).

All other volunteers should provide two personal referees who have known you for at least two years (not family).

‘L2L2R volunteers are such a friendly and warm-hearted group of people - it is always a pleasure to arrive at school to see them! The children all have such individual characters and it is lovely to see them grow in confidence and enjoy reading.’

Volunteer Application

I am able to commit to 90 minutes of volunteering during school hours

I am able to commit to volunteering for at least 12 months


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Learn to Love to Read is registered in England and Wales under charity number 1175288 at St Michael's Church, 71 Wimbledon Park Road, Southfields, London SW18 5TT. We use cookies to improve your experience using this website.
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