We are currently looking for volunteers to deliver two projects within our Verbal Wellbeing programme:

  • Life Story - Carers Project, this is a 12 week programme
  • Threads of Connection: Weaving Stories for Older Adults, Rekindling Connection and Purpose through Shared Reading Experience- this is a 6 week programme

The commitment

  • The minimum commitment is one to two hours per week but can include extra time to prepare and collect
    materials or travel to and from the group.
  • These projects will run for 6 weeks - 12 weeks, depending on the project
  • Verbal will provide the materials.

As part of the programme, we collect data and feedback from the participants this helps inform our programmesgoing forward.  This includes:

  • Enrolment forms
  • Pre surveys
  • Post surveys
  • Post programme evaluations
  • Weekly feedback collection from group on the story

All monitoring and evaluation paperwork will be provide by Verbal.

The Location
The programmes are delivered across Northern Ireland. The current locations are:

  • Antrim
  • Derry/ Londonderry
  • Belfast
  • Fermanagh
  • Newtownabbey
  • Omagh
  • Portadown
  • Strabane

Training and support
All volunteers will receive a full training package to enable each volunteer to confidently deliver the programme.  Verbal will provide ongoing weekly support through the programme.
This includes:

  • Shared Reading Facilitation Training (2 half days)
  • E Learning
  • Enhanced Access NI check
  • Safeguarding NI (2 hours)
  • Observations for quality checks

Volunteer out of pocket expenses and travel will be covered, this will be agreed in advance with project trainer.