ABC to read offers inspirational volunteering opportunities to businesses that are located near the schools in which we work. Why not ask your company if it might be interested in setting up a company reading scheme. Setting up an ABC to read company reading scheme is a great way for your company to: offer its staff a rewarding volunteering experience and boost staff morale; help its staff develop communication skills; show its support for their local community; demonstrate its commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility; make a lasting difference to the lives of children. What commitment is required? We ask companies who set up an ABC to read company reading scheme to: cover our support costs by contributing 500 pounds per reading helper; provide a minimum of 6 reading helpers; allow each volunteer to give up to 90 minutes per week on an agreed day; allow the volunteers to attend school, preferably in the afternoons; ask the volunteers to commit for at least a full year (term time only); allow the volunteers to attend a one day or two day initial training course.