Jenny Reaburn has been volunteering with Tomorrow Today as a Reading Buddy since 2014.
Trained Reading Buddies are matched with a Benalla P-12 College student in Year 1 or 2, visiting the classroom twice a week for the year. They read quality picture books to their buddy, listen to their reading, and help with spelling and other literacy activities.
“I love being involved in the children’s learning,” say Jenny – “it’s making a difference in someone’s life. I know reading is a key skill for their future.”
“Over the year you build trust with your buddy. They know they can rely on you for help, that they can experiment and make mistakes with you. It’s a special relationship.”
“Volunteering in this role gives me a purpose and responsibility. Watching the children throughout the year, I feel so proud of their efforts, and their achievements.”
To find out more about volunteering with Tomorrow Today, call (03) 5762 1211.