Listen Share Change is a PEACE IV project, being delivered in partnership with the Northern Ireland Housing Executive.  It is a volunteer-led, innovative, shared reading programme based in the community that uses poetry and prose to engage with a range of constituent groups from young people who are hard to reach and at risk to older people.

Listen Share Change utilises the existing infrastructure within the Northern Ireland Housing Executive as well as Community and Youth centres, healthcare settings and other local venues to deliver a fully accessible, customised programme of reading activities tailored to meet the needs of all participants. 

The purpose of Listen Share Change is to create an inclusive, safe and nurturing environment for participants to engage, flourish and develop by listening to stories and to poems read aloud specifically selected to address diversity, cultural identity and build community cohesion.

We invite applications for the following position:

  • Volunteer Coordinator (based in Belfast) (Full Time – 36 hours per week)

Application documentation can be downloaded below:

If you have any queries, please contact us:


Closing date for applications is:  2.00pm on Monday, 30th September 2019.

It should be noted that the criteria for these posts may be enhanced to facilitate shortlisting.

Interviews are due to be held week of 7th October 2019

The Verbal Arts Centre operates a Child Protection Policy.

The Verbal Arts Centre is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

This project has been supported by the EU’s Peace IV Programme, managed by SEUPB