The Reader Volunteers

Commitment Facilitate one group per month (1.5 hours per week) on Wednesdays and provide cover once a month for another group. Peer support meetings are held once a month for 2 hours. Minimum commitment 1 year Location Vi & John Rubens House, Ilford, IG2 6JH

Description: The Reader organisation is looking for volunteers to facilitate Shared Reading Groups in Jewish Care homes and day centres.  Shared Reading is a way of bringing people together to read aloud a story or poem and make friends in a safe environment.  The groups promote wellbeing and friendship, which is why the groups are called 'Make Friends With a Book', as The Reader achieves this on many levels.  For further information about The Reader organisation, please visit their website:  www.thereader.org.uk

Requirements: Facilitate one group per month (1.5 hours per week) on Wednesdays and provide cover once a month for another group.  Peer support meetings are held once a month for 2 hours. Minimum commitment 1 year.

Essential: Must enjoy literature, have the ability, enthusiasm and voice to read aloud and be prepared to listen to the group's comments, thoughts, feelings and how they relate to the literature.

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