Volunteer Telford

Volunteer Telford

Referral Networker (Telford area)

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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 Referral Networker (Telford area).

This is a vital and interesting role within our Management Team to create and develop relationships with local agencies, such as Job Centres, social services and many others who may be able to refer potential readers to the group.

This voluntary position will suit people who thrive on networking and making new connections. The longevity of our local groups is down to securing a steady stream of Reader referrals, so you will play an instrumental part in making sure your group thrives.


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, increasing to some that require a commitment of couple of days a week at busy times.

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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