Join a team of volunteers who love what they do.

Volunteering with Reading Rooms

Our volunteers read a short story and a poem aloud with groups every week, and facilitate conversations about themes and ideas in the literature.

The time commitment is about two hours a week, including preparation time.

What we offer

Volunteers at training courseWe offer a bespoke, three day, OCN Level 2 accredited course in Facilitation Skills for Shared Reading.  

We also provide current safeguarding training and Access NI certification.

All training is free of charge to volunteers.

We select the literature used in Reading Rooms and provide you with copies for participants.

New volunteers are supported while they settle into their role and there are monthly meetings to share experiences and benefit from peer-support.

Our groups

We need volunteers for:

  • Children and young people in care, at risk, or excluded from mainstream education. One-to-one sessions also required
  • Adults living with life-limiting or long-term health issues or disabilities  
  • Older people, including those living in residential care
  • Young adults within the criminal justice system

How to get involved

Please contact us by email or telephone for more information and an application form. We will arrange to meet you and discuss the opportunities with you.

Volunteering at our eventsChildren with Gruffalo

We occasionally need events volunteers.

To register your interest, please send an email to [email protected] stating that you are interested in events volunteering.

We look forward to welcoming you on board.