Hear from Pioneer Tim

Could you be a Read Easy Pioneer?

  • Do you have the initiative, energy and enthusiasm to make a real difference in your community?
  • Do you have the confidence to network and enthuse others?
  • If so, you could be just the person we are looking for.

The organisational support available is excellent, and the fact that Read Easy has an established track record gives me the confidence that we will be able to make a difference in our community.

Andrew Pickin – Pioneer for Read Easy Nottingham

What’s in it for you?

  • use or develop your skills to offer life-changing opportunities to others
  • create a new community of like-minded volunteers
  • experience the benefits of initiating and seeing through a rewarding project

How much time is needed each week?

To make good progress in this project, you would ideally have around 8 hours a week to spare, some of which would need to be during weekday working hours.

What support would I be given?

You would be supported throughout the pioneering process by Read Easy’s Regional Adviser, who would give you a full induction session before you started and then be available to support you through each stage of the process.

What resources would be available?

Read Easy UK provides all Pioneers with a Pioneer Handbook, containing detailed guidance on each stage of the process, plus a comprehensive bank of the resources you will need.

To find out more about what’s involved, download our Pioneer brochure.




Being a Pioneer for Read Easy was an inspiring and amazing journey and gave me a long-searched for sense of fulfilment. It felt as if the skills I had gained throughout my working life came together like the pieces of a jigsaw.

Mandy Woodard – Pioneer for Read Easy Torbay

We are currently particularly seeking Pioneers in the following areas:

North West

East Lancashire
Rochdale & Oldham

Please contact our North West Regional Adviser, Karen Wood

Central West

Birmingham NW
Birmingham NE

Please contact our Central West Regional Adviser, Kris Ventris-Field

Central East

Ashfield district, Nottinghamshire

Please contact our Central East Regional Adviser, Verity Cross

London - North & Area

Richmond & Hounslow

Please contact our London North & Area Regional Adviser, Susan Hollins

London - South & South East


Please contact our London South & South East Regional Adviser, Gail Dawson




Swindon & West Berkshire
Isle of Wight

Please contact our Southern Regional Adviser, Michelle Baker

If you are from another area, please contact your Regional Adviser who would be happy to discuss your suggestion or complete this form


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