Would you like to help children read?

Do you have an hour a week you could spare to help a child develop confidence with reading?

About Us...

Pānui Mai | "Read to Me" purpose is to inspire a passion for reading in tamariki, particularly primary age children. 

Volunteers will provide additional support to tamariki who need additional help with their reading.

After completing a successful pilot programme with five partner primary schools in Hastings in 2023, Pānui Mai are excited about spreading the programme further in 2024 to more schools and more children. 

About the role...

As a Reading Support Volunteer you will support primary age children to develop a love for reading and improve their reading skills. 

Key responsibilities will include -

  • Supporting tamariki to develop a love of reading by providing at least 30 mins, but ideally one hour per week during school hours

  • Creating a safe and supportive learning environment for learners

  • Encouraging and promoting a love for reading through various activities such as book discussions, storytelling, and book clubs

  • Collaborating with the programme coordinator and other volunteers to develop and implement effective reading programmes

  • Attending programme meetings and training sessions as required

Time Commitment: Volunteers are required to commit to at least 1 hour per week during school hours for the duration of the programme.

The 2024 Pānui Mai programme will run in Terms 2 and 3, starting 29th April - 27th September 2024. If you can't commit to every single week, but could do most weeks please do apply.

If this all sounds like you, we would love to hear from you today!

The type of person we are looking for (is): 
  • Passionate about reading

  • Has a desire to help children improve their reading skills

  • Has excellent communication and interpersonal skills

  • Patient and empathetic

  • Has a positive attitude towards learning

  • Willing to work independently and as part of a team

  • Willing to maintain confidentiality and respect the learners' privacy

  • Adaptable and willing to adapt to different learning styles and needs


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If you have any questions or need any additional information please give us a call on 06 391 5476.