What we do


Flexible volunteering that makes a difference

Our six-week reading programme consists of two, face-to-face 30-minute sessions each week at a primary school, with a child who needs extra support with their reading. 

Our digital platform matches schools with fully safeguarded, vetted and trained reading volunteers in the local community, at the click of a button. 

Schools have flexibility to decide which children will take part in the programme and for how long (six weeks, twelve weeks, or more). 

Our volunteers arrange reading sessions via our mobile app and chat to other volunteers online - making it an easy way to fit volunteering around other commitments.

Bookmark’s first chapter

Bookmark launched in 2018 and following a successful pilot in Camden, our reading programmes are being rolled out in London during 2019 and nationwide in 2020.

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Our children look forward to their sessions and are really developing their confidence with their reading.
— Year 2 teacher