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Make a difference in your local community, meet new people, learn new skills and fill your personal reading library by volunteering with The Reader. 

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Whether you’re looking to lead a Shared Reading group in your local area or to get involved in activities at our organisational home in Calderstones Park, we have a variety of volunteering opportunities on offer.

Whichever way you choose to volunteer with us, Shared Reading will be at the heart of your experience. All volunteers receive training and ongoing support, as well as access to some brilliant resources. 

Find out where we’re currently looking for volunteers.

If you’d like to find out more, please fill out the form below, letting us know where you’re based and how you could help.

We’ll aim to contact you within five working days to explore next steps.

Things to Know

Your volunteering journey with The Reader will start with a chat so that, together, we can find the best role for you.

You’ll then be invited to take part in training, followed by a comprehensive induction process. This may take a little time, but it ensures you and your Readers have the best possible experience with us.

Volunteers need to be age 18+.

If you don’t see anything suitable today, please do sign up to our newsletter or follow us on social media (@thereaderorg) as we may well have opportunities in your area coming soon.

Other ways to volunteer

We have volunteering roles beyond our Reader Leader oppportunities. 

You can volunteer at our home in Calderstones Park (Liverpool) or become a Reading Hero to read with children online or in-person.

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Please note: if you’re interested in volunteering in a non-Shared Reading role at Calderstones, ignore the drop-down menu that asks ‘Who are you interested in reading with?’ and let us know how you’d like to help in the free text box at the bottom of the form (‘What is it about volunteering with The Reader that interests you?*’)

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