Libraries - Sharing Reading Advocates



Shared Reading Advocates are a new volunteer role, dedicated to helping more people find out about free shared reading groups happening in their area and encouraging individuals to attend. Activities will include:

  • Attending a local shared reading group
  • Promoting the group that you attend and other shared reading groups in your area via word of mouth/distributing printed information within your own personal and professional networks
  • Representing The Reader at local events and talking to members of the community about the benefits of shared reading and groups that they might like to attend
  • Keeping up to date about group times, venues and general information and passing this on to others


What you will get out of it:

  • An opportunity to become part of the shared reading community and to share your love of shared reading with others 
  • Gain first-hand experience of working with an award winning nationally recognised social enterprise
  • Enabling more people to benefit from shared reading
  • Support and information that can enable you to represent and endorse shared reading in your local area
  • Opportunities for you to enrich the lives of other people
  • Regular and ongoing support from a friendly and supportive team
  • Develop confidence
  • Enhance your CV

Where: Poole Central, Rossmore, Hamworthy Libraries

When:  As Required

Benefits: Training will be provided and travel expenses will be reimbursed through the project and not through Culture Volunteers Poole.