About Bookmark

Bookmark exists to change children’s life stories through the joy of reading. We partner with schools to develop whole school reading cultures and to provide one-to-one reading support.

For the children who need us, we’re changing their story. 


Bookmark Reading Volunteer
About Bookmark

See what other students say about this project

"Volunteering has helped me clarify my goals for the future."
Maya Kirby is an undergraduate student in the School of European Languages, Culture and Society (SELCS), studying French and Spanish. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Maya has been volunteering virtually with Bookmark, a charity which works to improve the reading skills and confidence of children through delivering a variety of one-to-one tailored programmes. 
"Every time I would come back from volunteering, I felt less stressed, and happier!"
Cristina Fiani is a third-year Biomedical Engineering student.  She spoke to us about her experience of volunteering with Bookmark and Girls Friendly Society and how the benefits of volunteering goes both ways.  
"Volunteering has helped me feel more at home in a foreign country!"
Nashwa Naushad is an MSc student studying Sustainable Urbanism. She's been spending her time helping at one-off events as well as ongoing placements - read her story to find out why she loves volunteering.