Blackburn with Darwen - Children's Centres

Shadsworth Children's Centre - Children's Reading skills (3-5 yrs)

Support 3-5 year olds with reading skills



Are you interested in working with young children, to help them fall in love with reading?

We are looking for volunteers to support children aged 3 to develop key skills and confidence. The volunteers will offer support to children aged 3-5 years old who need extra one-to-one attention to improve their language and communication skills, and to engage with stories, books and reading.


  1. To have a love for reading
  2. Be able to commit to one hour per week for 12 months


Volunteers need to be kind, calm and understanding. Ideally have had some experience with young children.



  • All candidates will have a DBS completed
  • Safeguarding training
  • Volunteers will be trained to create an unpressurised environment to take time to listen and get to know each child

Age: 18+,  


Volunteers must be able to commit to one hour per week for 12 months. (Mon – Fri am/pm)


Opportunities available at all Blackburn with Darwen children centres


Schedule Summary

This activity generally occurs on

  • Monday - Morning, Afternoon
  • Tuesday - Morning, Afternoon
  • Wednesday - Morning, Afternoon
  • Thursday - Morning, Afternoon
  • Friday - Morning, Afternoon