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Do you have regional branches?

No, although we work with authorities and literacy professionals throughout England, and our resources are available to all on the internet.

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How can I support the National Literacy Trust?

There are a number of ways you can support the National Literacy Trust. You can donate, you could raise money for us, or you can join our campaign for Reading Rights. For otherways of supporting our work please see here.

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How can I volunteer to support literacy?

Supporting our work

Any volunteer opportunities in our offices are advertising with our job vacancies

If you are interested in supporting the work of the National Literacy Trust by fundraising, please see our fundraising and events page for more information on how to get involved.

We also work with businesses to provide volunteering opportunities for their staff. Find out more about our corporate partnerships.

Supporting literacy through other agencies

If you’re interested in supporting children's reading, there are some useful national volunteering organisations you can contact:

Alternatively, try contacting your local library or schools to see if they have any need for particular volunteers, or if they know other people who do. 

There is no national organisation recruiting volunteers to support adult literacy learners, as far as we are aware. If you want to support adults , you should contact your local adult education service or further education college, to find out if they use volunteers and what training you may require.  Alternatively, the Read Easy project may have a branch in your area:

The following organisations may also know of volunteering opportunities in the voluntary sector. There are too many small-scale local approaches for us to track them all. 

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I want to sell you advertising. Who should I speak to?

As a charity, we do not tend to use paid for advertising so we can continue using the majority of our funds to support our beneficiaries. If you are able to donate free advertising space to us, please email us.

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I would like to donate some books. Who should I contact?

If you are an individual wanting to donate books that you no longer need, contact Better World Books, which sells used books and donates proceeds to support charitable causes, including us. Visit www.betterworldbooks.co.uk

Publishers that have large numbers of good quality books can donate them to be used as part of our local campaigning and programme delivery. Our community-based literacy projects work in targeted areas, helping to breaking the link between poverty and poor literacy. We use free books in a number of ways. We stock book boxes for children and adults in community spaces where we know that our target audience will go, including doctors surgeries, chemists and council buildings. We use some as prizes to encourage good literacy practices. We use our close links with schools to donate books directly to children who often have few, if any, books in their homes.  

Find out more about our literacy_hubs or email jason.vit@literacytrust.org.uk

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What job/volunteering opportunities are available with the National Literacy Trust?

All our vacancies (including volunteer roles) are listed on our website as they arise. They are primarily based in our office in London SW8. View our staff list to see what sort of roles we offer. 

We also provide some local opportunities to volunteer to support literacy learners and families. 

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The National Literacy Trust is a registered charity no. 1116260 and a company limited by guarantee no. 5836486 registered in England and Wales and a registered charity in Scotland no. SC042944.
Registered address: 68 South Lambeth Road, London SW8 1RL.