Wigan and Leigh

Volunteer Opportunities in Wigan and Leigh

(ongoing recruitment 2016-2018)

The Reader is seeking Volunteer Reader Leaders to run weekly Shared Reading sessions for people living with dementia in Wigan and Leigh.

Shared Reading connects people with great literature and each other. The Reader bring books to life by creating welcoming environments in which personal feeling is recognised and valued, forming vital connections between people and literature through which we hope everyone can feel more alive.

Typically group members report developing social connections, greater confidence, improved concentration and feeling happier. People come together in weekly groups to listen to poems read aloud. Thoughts and experiences are shared; personal and social connections are made. It’s an extraordinary mix of individuality and togetherness.

Download the full role description.


Get in touch and be part of the story.

Speak to Christopher Lynn:

Christopherlynn@thereader.og.uk, 07807106838

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