Being part of a Read Easy management team or being a Team Leader can be great fun. If you’re interested, contact your local group to find out what opportunities they have. Each team member takes on specific responsibilities to ensure that the group reaches and supports local adults wanting to learn to read. Specific roles include, among others: Literacy Specialist, Venue Organiser, Publicity Organiser and Fundraiser – full guidance is provided for those willing to take these roles on. For many roles, all that is needed is enthusiasm, commitment and some spare time.
A Data Protection Officer and Safeguarding Champion for her group writes:
“I find the experience of being a Read Easy team member rewarding and enjoyable. We are making a difference to people who struggle with a lack of literacy. We train Coaches to introduce them to the wonders of reading, and hopefully improving their lives for ever.I cannot imagine not being able to read, and am sad how many adults are struggling. Hopefully with the increase of Read Easy Groups like ours, this will improve “.