Do you like reading? Do you like meeting and talking with people? We're looking for people to help lead our Shared Reading groups in Bristol.
Shared Reading is a chance for people to meet up and read and listen to great stories and poems and talk about them. Every group is led by a trained volunteer who chooses what we read and helps people get the most out of it. Shared Reading is part of the work of national arts charity The Reader and we have groups in community centres, libraries, hospitals, care homes and other places all over the UK. We're looking for new volunteers in Bristol.
Our volunteers find this work hugely rewarding and really enjoy supporting people to explore new stories and the connections and memoreis they can provoke.
We've kept going throughout Covid, meeting on Zoom and on the phone. We're keeping this work going so we can reach as many people as possible and are now also starting back with our face to face work.
We give full training, free of charge, for all our volunteers in a very thorough and inspiring training course. This is currently run on Zoom as 6 half day sessions with new courses running every month.
Have a look at the website for more information. www,thereader.org.uk
You can contact Michael Prior for more information or fill in an expression of interest form on the website and we'll be in touch.