Volunteer with Reading Rooms at the Verbal

Volunteering with Verbal

Volunteering with Verbal as part of their Reading Rooms Programme is more than just reading. Reading Rooms is shared reading programme that uses a mix of short literature and talking points to encourage conversation, build confidence and resilience and promote health and mental well-being among children, young people and adults living right across the island of Ireland.

What we offer

When you become a volunteer with us, you will receive a bespoke, three day, OCN Level 2 accredited course in Facilitation Skills for Shared Reading. We also provide current safeguarding training and Access NI certification. Ongoing support and mentoring is also provided while you settle into your new role.

As a recognised Verbal volunteer, you will be invited to attend bi-annual celebration events marking your contribution. You can also work with us a part of a team delivering our one of events, such as our Halloween Festival, SBooky and Culture Night.

Our groups

We currently need volunteers for,

Children In Need Project (children & young people 8 to 18 years)

Donegal Children’s Project (children & young people 10 to 18 years)

Beyond the Walls (vulnerable young people and adults who have came into contact with the criminal justice system)

Reading Friends (adults and older people)

Literature Team (Sourcing stories and admin duties)

Psychology Team (Admin duties)


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