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Be Part of the Story – Volunteer with Us 

Written by Lily Kehoe, 3rd February 2023

Be Part of the Story – Volunteer with Us 

Can you help rebuild the Reading Revolution and make a difference to people in your community? 

As we recover from the pandemic, Shared Reading – connecting people through the power of literature and reading aloud – is needed more than ever.  

We’re currently looking for volunteers who want to make a difference in people’s lives by reading with them in weekly groups or one-to-one.  

“What I find most satisfying is the circle of sharing. I share the stories and poems with the group and the group members share their time, thoughts and feelings with one another and with me. I always take something away from it.”  

Volunteer Reader Leader 

Get involved 

There are a number of ways you can get involved – running a group online from the comfort of your own home, reading with someone over the phone or meeting up in person in one of our community venues – just get in touch!  

We currently need in-person group leads below: 

  • Knowsley
  • Sefton
  • Wigan
  • Doncaster
  • Bristol
  • Somerset
  • London-Hammersmith & Fulham, Kensington & Chelsea, Croydon, Barnet, Haringey, Gants Hill
  • Birmingham
  • Bangor

 What does a Reader Leader do? 

In addition to running or co-running your weekly group, all Reader Leaders will… 

  • Make a meaningful difference to people’s lives 
  • Receive training and ongoing support to help develop their skills and confidence 
  • Have access to a wealth of reading resources and a warm community of like-minded people 
  • Be part of a bigger story that is both purposeful and rewarding 

Get more information 

To find out more about our current volunteering opportunities, please get in touch with us using this form letting us know which role you’re interested in, and one of our team will be in touch.  

If you’d like an informal chat first, just give our friendly team a call on 0151 729 2250. 

To get more of a feel for what it’s like to be a Reader Leader, watch this video or read some of their stories here 

Contact us

Get in touch and be part of the story
You can also speak to us on: 0151 729 2200
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