Helping you to help others.

OPP OF THE DAY: Reading Coach, Ready Easy

Could you help someone to learn to read?
New Readers meet with their volunteer Reading Coaches for just half an hour, twice a week, at approved local venues. Together they work at their own pace through a phonics based reading programme. Typically, people take between one and two years to complete the course.
No special qualifications are needed to become a Reading Coach, training is provided, and you will be supported throughout your coaching journey.
If you are interested, please get in touch!

What’s in it for you?
However you get involved, volunteering for Read Easy can be a really rewarding and enjoyable experience. It will give you the chance to:

• transform the lives of individuals in your community
• use the skills you’ve gained to benefit others
• gain transferable skills to take into future employment or volunteering
• become part of a community of like-minded people who can work together to change lives

What we do:
Read Easy provides free, confidential, one-to-one reading coaching from trained volunteers for anyone who struggles with reading.
More than 7%* of adults in England never learnt to read at school – this equates to around 2.4 million people.
*Skills for Life Survey, 2011 (Dept. BIS)

Learning to read transforms lives. By learning to read, adults improve their employment opportunities, feel more included in society and are able to support their children’s or grandchildren’s reading. Above all, learning to read enhances confidence, self-esteem and general wellbeing.

Join our Team
Read Easy is active in your area and we’re now looking for volunteers to get involved in the local Management Team. We are looking for volunteers who:
• are passionate about making a difference in their community
• would like to use their skills to help run the group and gain new skills along the way
• have a couple of hours a week to spend supporting a great cause!
Is this you? If so, please get in touch to find out more about the roles and opportunities available.


Alison Horton

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