Online Reading Volunteers
Our Online Reading Volunteer programme connects schools and families with corporate volunteers. These volunteers spend 30 minutes reading online with the same child each week.
How it Works
Our corporate partners sponsor their staff as online reading volunteers. Each adult offers a child weekly reading support for a whole academic year, using our bespoke platform.
Teachers, from our partner schools, select children who will benefit from reading support. Then we match volunteers with children!
Every week, for 30 minutes, our reading pairs enjoy stories and activities together. Over time, this 1:1 support helps transform each child’s reading confidence and ability.
See it in action
Seamless and impactful
Watch our video to see how easy our programme is to use and how teachers and volunteers describe its benefits to children's reading confidence!
Chapter One's time-efficient, flexible model for online volunteering will enhance your company's employee engagement, whilst fulfilling CSR and social value commitments around education, social mobility and inclusion.
We believe that with the right support, at the right time, every child can have the opportunity to thrive. That’s why we’re always on the lookout for new corporate partners and funders to help expand our reach and impact.
Click here to find out where we work.
If your organisation can help, do get in touch with Sarah Taylor, our Business Development Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you're a school which is keen to know more about our work, please get in touch with Kathryn Taylor, our Schools Development Manager, at email@example.com.
Chapter One launches corporate partnership levelsOur platinum, gold and silver partnerships recognise significant levels of commitment to the Chapter One online reading programme
Research & Evidence
10 reasons why Chapter One should feature in your 2023 CSR strategyThe need for our work is greater than ever as we expand Chapter One to more schools, in new regions, across the UK.
Research & Evidence
The value of volunteeringPolls show that fewer employees are making use of their paid volunteering leave due to workloads. But now is not the moment to let up in our efforts.
Why we chose to partner with Chapter One"It doesn’t matter how bad a day or week you have had, you cannot fail to be cheered up by reading to a 6-year-old.”
Why I volunteer - Christian Goldsmith, Morgan StanleyHear from Christian Goldsmith, Managing Director, about his experience of online volunteering
Why I volunteer - Samantha Scott, Sodexo“Being able to read is one of the key skills for a successful life.”
Teacher spotlight on David Taylor, year 1 teacher at Horton Grange Primary School, Bradford"I think the volunteers should know just how much of a difference they are making to these children’s lives."