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Since 2008, The Reader has pioneered the use of Shared Reading to improve well-being, reduce social isolation and build resilience in diverse communities across the UK and beyond.

We inspire and support people to read great literature aloud together. This simple idea changes lives and builds communities.

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Shared Reading North West

Shared Reading North West

The Reader is building a volunteer-led movement across the North West.

Shared Reading has been proven to promote better health and well-being, to increase social inclusion and we want to make it part of every community across the North West. We’re bringing people together to build a region-wide, volunteer-led movement and we want to hear from you!

Could you run a Shared Reading group in your workplace or local library? Could you help to spread the word of new Shared Reading groups in your area? Do you have the experience or skills to support other volunteers?

Volunteers will become part of region-wide network and will receive full training and ongoing support.

Read more about our Shared Reading North West partners.

Get in touch and be part of the story…


For further information on these volunteering opportunities come along to a Shared Reading Information Workshop – you’ll find all the details of our upcoming events here:

Date/Time Event
Friday 18 August 2017
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Shared Reading Information Workshop: Halton Lea Library Halton Lea Library, Runcorn
Wednesday 23 August 2017
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Shared Reading Information Workshop: Calderstones, Liverpool The Reader Ice Cream Parlour, Liverpool
Thursday 24 August 2017
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Widnes Vikings: Shared Reading Information Workshop 24 Aug 2017 Select Security Stadium, Widnes
Friday 8 September 2017
10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Meadows Library: Shared Reading Information Workshop Maghull Library at Meadows Leisure Centre, Maghull

Already attended a Shared Reading Information Workshop?


If you have already attended a Shared Reading Information Workshop and are interested in one of our volunteering roles, click here to send us your details. We’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

For more details email volunteer@thereader.org.uk 

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