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Read Easy UK is a national charity which provides free, confidential one-to-one reading coaching for adults from trained volunteers, through locally-run, affiliated volunteer groups.
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Organisation role · 6–10 hrs/Week
Letchworth Garden City, Hertfordshire, England, United Kingdom
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Read Easy Stevenage & North Herts
#55773
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Summary

We are looking for a co-ordinator to support our coaches and readers.

Detailed description

We are looking for a volunteer with strong communication and people skills to help us deliver a life changing service - helping adults to learn to read.

What we will provide to volunteers

💸 Reimbursement of costs🤝 Extra support

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About Read Easy Stevenage & North Herts

Read Easy UK is a national charity which provides free, confidential one-to-one reading coaching for adults from trained volunteers, through locally-run, affiliated volunteer groups.
Our readers and coaches meet twice a week and work for just half an hour at a time through a structured, phonics-based reading programme. Normally, they meet at approved local venues, but since the pandemic, many have moved to working remotely. The confidential one-to-one nature of our service is vital to encouraging people to come forward to ask for our help. Many adults are deeply embarrassed and ashamed by the fact that they are unable to read and, with bad memories of school, would fear a return to a classroom setting, where old feelings of failure could be reawakened. By working instead with one dedicated volunteer coach, a supportive and trusting bond develops between the pair, which helps motivate the reader to complete the course.
Read Easy UK, which is based in Gloucestershire, is registered as a CIO with the Charity Commission. We are the umbrella body which supports volunteers to set up Read Easy groups in their communities.