Volunteer Telford

Volunteer Telford

Volunteer Coordinator

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Opportunity Description

Read Easy Telford and Shropshire East is affiliated to Read Easy UK, a national charity that helps adults learn to read and which has nearly 60 groups across England.

Read Easy Telford & Wrekin was established in 2019 and continues to grow to be a highly impactful local group with an increasing number of Reading Pairs (Reading Coach and Reader).

It is run by a hard-working, dedicated group of team members, all of whom are also volunteers.
The group is now seeking a new Volunteer Coordinator.

The Coordinator is central to the running of each Read Easy group as the first point of contact for adults wanting to learn to read. 


To support readers from the first time they contact the group, through to their pairing with a coach and on until they complete the Turning Pages scheme.

To also support coaches from their initial application and interview to pairing and coaching sessions.

What do you need to have?


You do not need specific qualifications or skills, but you will need to: Be friendly and approachable Be non-judgmental and respect views, values and cultures that are different to your own Have excellent listening skills Have excellent verbal and written communication skills Be organised Enthusiastic Dedicated

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Some volunteer roles require a couple of hours a week (e.g.Secretary and Treasurer), increasing to some that require a commitment of couple of days a week at busy times (e.g. Team Leader and Coordinator).

We have regular meetings, using Teams, zoom and some are now face to face.

There is a whole range of support and online resources for all the volunteer roles.

We have a Regional Advisor and head office staff are always helpful too, to provide a great support network.

There is an annual conference which each group is invited to, regular online forums and area forums too, where groups in your area can get together.

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