WIMMERA Southern Mallee Local Learning and Employment Network is seeking volunteers for a Reading Buddies program at Horsham Primary School.
From 9am until 10am each school day, students in all year levels have an opportunity to read aloud to a volunteer.
Project officer Justin van Rossen said the volunteers had one responsibility to listen.
"It's really important for kids to have an opportunity to read out loud with adults," he said.
"It's very formative for them, and they love it."
Horsham Primary School literacy co-ordinator Michelle Conway said parents already assisted in ensuring the students had enough one-on-one reading time each week.
"There are just some days when some grades don't have anyone," she said.
Principal Chris Walter said the Reading Buddies program had two major benefits helping children build positive relationships within the community, and improving their reading skills.
"Understanding, knowing and respecting the community is just another part of a child's education," he said.
"Reading is a building block of life, so to get that right flows into all other areas."
Mr van Rossen encouraged people to attend a come and try seminar at the school tomorrow.
He said the group would meet at the 298 campus, from 9am until 10am.
"We will talk about what is involved and people can tour the school and classrooms," Mr van Rossen said.
"It's the best way to find out about the program."
He said people could call 5381 0122 to register their interest, or visit the Wimmera Southern Mallee LLEN website: www.llen.com.au.