Last Friday, to celebrate Volunteers’ Week, Beanstalk Coventry & Warwickshire thanked its volunteers with a Literary Tour of Coventry city centre. The fascinating walk was guided by Dr Eleanor Nesbitt of Warwick University who explained the links with local landmark buildings and their associations to famous writers and poets. It was attended by existing volunteer s and people interested in learning more about the charity.
Beanstalk is a children’s literacy charity whose dedicated volunteers go into local schools for two 90 minute sessions per week and volunteer for at least one year. Sessions are fun and aim to ignite a love of reading.
There are existing vacancies across Coventry primary schools.Beanstalk are looking for people to volunteer as ‘Trained Reading Helpers’ to support children in Coventry.
All of our volunteers receive training prior to being placed with a school and receive on-going support including a school tour, regular visits, additional training and also the opportunity to attend other social events such as book exchanges and coffee mornings.