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Could you be a Read Easy Pioneer?

  • Do you have the initiative, energy and enthusiasm to make a real difference in people’s lives?
  • Do you have the confidence to network and enthuse others?
  • Are you passionate about your community and the people who live in it?

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 passionate volunteers
  • experience the benefits of initiating and seeing through a rewarding project

What is the time commitment for Pioneering?

Read Easy Pioneers are passionate about making a difference in their community. Typically, a Pioneer will average three to six hours of Read Easy volunteering per week. These hours are flexible however, the role includes networking in the community to build local relationships which may require your time during typical business operational hours.

What support will I be given?

You will be supported throughout the Pioneering process by a local Read Easy Regional Adviser, who will give you a full induction session before you start and then be available to support you through each stage of the exciting process.

What resources will be available?

What resources will 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 to set up new groups or local hubs for existing groups in the following areas:

North West

Rochdale & Oldham

North East & Yorkshire

County Durham
North Yorkshire
Tees Valley

London & South East


East England


If you are interested in Pioneering a new group or local hub for an existing group, please complete this form.

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