About The Reader Organisation

The Reader Organisation bring people and great literature together. There primary way of doing this is through the innovative shared reading model, bringing people together in weekly groups to listen to poems and stories read aloud. Thoughts and experiences are shared; personal and social connections are made.

For more information about The Reader please visit http://www.thereader.org.uk/what-we-do-and-why.aspx

About the Opportunity

Do you love literature? Are you interested in the power of reading to help improve wellbeing, build communities and enrich lives? If so, you could be the right fit for The Reader.

The Reader organisation are looking for volunteers to organise and run weekly reading groups throughout Sefton. There Shared Reading model has been proven to promote wellbeing and increase social inclusion for those who use our services. By reading everything aloud and discussing texts as we work through them, The Reader breaks down barriers between great literature and people who may have been prevented from accessing it in the past.

If you think you could inspire a love of literature in your community, The reader will provide three days training on our ‘Read to Lead’ course, plus full support in finding a venue, recruiting group members and finding reading resources.

The volunteer would need to commit to 3 and half hours per week

– 1 hour 30 to 2 hours to deliver the reading group
– 1 hour to 1 hour 30 prepping materials

Times of day/week flexible depending on volunteer’s own timetable.

For further information about this opportunity please contact Volunteer Centre Sefton

Phone: 0151 920 0726

Email: info@volunteeringsefton.org.uk

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