14 June, 2018 –
Instilling a love of reading in our children is one of the greatest gifts we can give them, and one which sets them up educationally for life.
We’re looking for an army of up to 3,000 reading volunteers from across the state, who will be provided with free training to help Queensland students improve their literacy skills.
The Ready Reading Program encourages students to develop a love of reading from a young age.
It also reflects our Government’s commitment to give students a strong start in their early years.
This program is being delivered in partnership with Volunteering Queensland and is open to all parents, caregivers and community members.
All volunteers will be trained by reading experts to understand the deeper foundational knowledge of reading and strategies to assist the development of reading skills in children.
Ready Reading volunteers who require a Blue Card will incur no charge. Parents volunteering solely at the school attended by their child do not require a Blue Card.
Registration for the Queensland Ready Reading program is available online at the Volunteering Queensland website, visit https://volunteeringqld.org.au/volunteers/ready-reading