A Read Easy ‘Pioneer’ has the task of doing the groundwork that is needed to establish a Read Easy group in a new area. Once accepted by Read Easy UK, the Pioneer’s goal is to form a Management Team, whose members can then together take responsibility for setting up and running the new group. The Pioneer role can be taken by just one person, or two people working together.
As a Pioneer you would need to network with a range of organisations in your locality to establish first of all that there is a perceived need for a group there. You would then need to publicise the scheme across your community to build support amongst other potential volunteers. This would include organising and inviting people to an open meeting to find out more, when a representative of Read Easy UK would come and do a presentation.
Once a Management Team is established and affiliated to Read Easy UK, we would provide a comprehensive start-up package of training and resources to make the setting up and running of the group as straightforward and effective as possible.
To be an effective Pioneer, volunteers need to have initiative, confidence in networking and communication, and the ability to inspire other people to get involved. Pioneers also need to have the equivalent of at least a day a week to spare, and at least some of this time needs to be within the working week, in order to network with other organisations.
- No DBS check required
- Not suitable for under 18's
- Volunteers covered by insurance
When can I volunteer?
Pioneers need to have the equivalent of at least a day a week to spare, and at least some of this time needs to be within the working week, in order to network with other organisations.
This opportunity can be carried out whilst working from home.
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