Castle Vale Literacy Champions Programme

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Castle Vale Neighbourhood Partnership Board is working with the National Literacy Trust and local schools and nurseries to promote literacy and the love of books to families with young children.

More than one in five children struggle with literacy by the time they leave primary school. 

This project aims to improve children’s literacy before they go to school by training local volunteers to help parents and carers support their children’s learning. Castle Vale Nursery and other educational centres in the area will also be key partners delivering this project.

Castle Vale Literacy Champions – Family Support Volunteers

We are looking for Family Support Volunteers to support Castle Vale families.

As a Family Support volunteer you will be trained to ensure that you feel confident to take part in the project. You will then help families take part in structured activities aimed at promoting and fostering a love of sharing books, songs and rhymes.  The project will be delivered in venues such as; a children’s centre, library or other community buildings. Professional support will be on hand at all venues.

Family Support Volunteer Application Pack

To apply to become a family Support Volunteer please read the following documents and complete the application form:

CV Literacy Champion Family Support Volunteer Advert – cycle 2

CV Literacy Champion Family Support Volunteer role description – cycle 2

CV Literacy Champions Family Support Volunteer Application form – CYCLE 2

Please send completed applications to

To find out more about the becoming a Family Support Volunteer or please contact:

  • Ifor Jones from the Castle Vale Neighbourhood Partnership 0121 748 8189 Email:
  • Margaret Dunsford from Castle Vale TRA 0121 747 5932 Email:

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