Reader Leader - Hackney libraries and community centres

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Location: Hackney Libraries, Hackney , 1 Hillman St (see map)

Travel: Homerton station. Hackney Town Hall bus stop.

Start date: Ongoing

What will I be doing?

  • Lead a weekly Shared Reading group in a kind and inclusive way
  • Choose and prepare great literature that will encourage group members to explore together and make personal connections
  • Talk to potential group members in the community to invite and build your group membership
  • Liaise with staff at the venue to ensure smooth running of the group
  • Submit weekly records of group attendance and carry out occasional evaluation when required
Shared Reading

Shared Reading

What impact will this have?

  • You will bring people together and books to life through weekly Shared Reading groups
  • Shared Reading groups are for everyone, and have kindness at their heart.
  • You will be helping to improve wellbeing, reduce isolation and build stronger communities

When are you needed?

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Commitment

  • Lead a Shared Reading group every week
  • Around 3 to 4 hours per week (including preparation time); ongoing, but with a minimum commitment of 6 months

Expenses

  • Expenses will be reimbursed

Background checks

  • No background checks are required

About the organisation:

Additional Information

What skills will be useful?
  • Academic
  • Reading
  • Creative
  • Interpersonal
  • Caring
  • Listening
What skills can I gain?
  • Academic
  • Reading
  • Creative
  • Creative
  • Interpersonal
  • Caring
  • Listening
  • Teaching
  • Team working

Training

  • All Reader Leaders will complete our innovative flagship training course, Read to Lead, taking place over three days
  • Reader Leaders receive ongoing support through regular Volunteer Support Meetings, 1:1 Shared Reflections with the local Hub Leader, and access to our online Membership website
  • Next Hackney Read to Lead training is in October 2019

Location

Hackney Libraries, Hackney , 1 Hillman St

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