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Who are we?

The Schoolreaders model is very simple and cost-effective due to the high ratio of volunteers to staff. There are over 130 volunteers per staff member. The charity is run by a board of Trustees and senior management team. 

The most important people at Schoolreaders are our volunteers who give up their time to go into schools and support children's reading. Schoolreaders come from all sorts of backgrounds - the thing that unites them is their genuine passion for inspiring children with a love of reading.  Many of our volunteers have been with the scheme since it started, and say that their school visits are one of the high points of their week. 

Click here to go to our 'All About Volunteering' page where you can read profiles of some of our volunteer readers. 

The day-to-day administration of Schoolreaders is run by a small team of paid staff who are based at our offices in Bedford. These full-time staff are assisted by a management committee of volunteers, and by a nationwide network of voluntary county teams. 

Follow these links to read about our:

- Leadership Team, Trustees and Special Advisers

- Behind the Scenes

- Voluntary County Ambassadors

- Voluntary County Supporters

We're very lucky that many

wonderful writers and illustrators

are supporters of the Schoolreaders scheme and endorse our efforts to make good literacy skills available to every child. 


Read about our 'Author Supporters'

by clicking here.  

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