Christmas is often a time to celebrate with family and friends, however many other families and individuals are often doing it tough and may need that extra support during this festive season.

Today the Queensland Premier, the Hon Annastacia Palaszczuk MP, and Minister for Education, the Hon Grace Grace MP, announced the re-launch of the Queensland Ready Reading Volunteer Program.

Working in partnership with Volunteering Queensland, the program will train up to 3,000 mums, dads, carers and members of the community to share their knowledge and time and foster a love of reading in Queensland school classrooms.

Volunteering Queensland has written to all the registered political parties in Queensland asking for their support to ensure volunteering continues to grow and be a strong and much relied on contributor to the economic, social, cultural and environmental well-being of Queensland and a vital part of our state’s identity.