I've decided to "put my money where my mouth is" so to speak. I recently blogged about my concern on literacy levels and my support for the movement to encourage volunteer reading help in schools. Well I volunteered! I filled in the emailed application form and I have been contacted for interview in a couple of weeks time. Provided they give me a seal of approval and my police check [necessary when working with children] passes muster I will have to attend a two day training course in September after which they will let me loose in a state school somewhere not too far from my home in North London. I will have to commit to a year [school terms] of volunteering up to a maximum of 3 hours a week.
Three hours a week will not be that easy to fit into my working life but if I can organise each of the hour and a half sessions at the start of the day then I can go on to see my clients and work on projects.
I've done a lot of volunteering in the past working in youth clubs and it is probably about time I got involved again.