Many hands make light work – even for you!
Whether you are considering joining our team, making a financial contribution or requesting support for your own community, please get in touch.
Put your skills and knowledge at the service of children in need. Become a Reading Helper at your local school or a fabulous Story Time Leader. Receive training, support and lots of love from us through our Volunteer Engagement Program. Best of all, you’ll get joy, satisfaction and gratitude (and often entertainment!) from the children you support.
A Working With Children Check is required.
Let us know if your school needs volunteers to assist with reading, or if you would like us to help set up your own group of readers. Please reach out if your school has an ICSEA value lower than 1,000 and you need more books for your library or classrooms.
We are also happy to provide you with books to send home with children in need.
Reading Friends is seeking partnership with organisations that value the education and wellbeing of disadvantaged children, to drive a new collective approach that in time will prove to be instrumental to breaking the cycle of welfare dependency and juvenile delinquency.
To ensure Reading Friends Australia can reach out to more and more communities in all parts of Australia, we are seeking the financial support of businesses and agencies committed to making a difference.
Please contact us to express your interest.
“This has proved to be the most rewarding experience.”
David, Reading Helper
Telling your friends and neighbours about our initiatives, or liaising with your local school to check if they need support are great ways to help us reach more children in need. Like baking? Host a morning tea for our volunteers or as a fundraiser. Have more ideas? Write to us today.