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Shared Reader Leader

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Leicestershire Shared Reading




Ashby-de-la-Zouch Library

Job Overview

Leicestershire Shared Reading and Leicestershire Libraries are looking for volunteers to help run our successful ‘Make Friends, with a Book’ shared reading groups. If selected to join our team, you will receive Read to Lead training from The Reader, and will then be partnered with an existing volunteer to help run the weekly group. Key activities will include: - Selecting and preparing literature to read - Managing the running of the group session on Zoom - Reading aloud with the group and taking the lead in discussions - Keeping and reporting a brief record of each session

Qualifications Required

- Enjoys reading for pleasure - Good verbal communication skills, and confident reading out loud to a group - A 'people person', interested in people and their stories. Kind, tolerant and engaging - Able to attend a 3 day online 'Read to Lead' training course, at a time to be agreed. - Able to commit to the necessary time to prepare and run a weekly session - Confident using Zoom - Friendly and able to work as part of a team - Aged 18 or over

Hours per week

One weekly session on Monday mornings, plus preparation time.

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