Are you enjoying reading this website?

Are you enjoying reading this website?

Imagine what it would be like if you were unable to read! Some children do not learn to read easily and need some extra one-to-one help.

Beanstalk is a national charity which recruits and trains volunteers to give individual help to children aged 6 – 11 years who find reading difficult. The 1:1 sessions with the children are relaxed, happy times to help build confidence.  We talk, read and play games together and show the children that reading can be fun!

Could you spare 3 hours per week?

Do you enjoy reading?

Do you have plenty of patience?

We are working in schools all over the Black country and Birmingham, we would particularly welcome applications from the Walsall, Wolverhampton and Sandwell area so if you would like to help a child discover the pleasure of books, please telephone Michele Padbury  on 0121 771 2922 662026 or email

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