Verbals Arts wants volunteers to read with young people

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The Verbal Arts Centre in Derry is seeking volunteers interested in joining its Reading Rooms team helping to make a difference working with children and young people.

Reading Rooms is an award-winning innovative mobile shared reading programme that gives participants a voice, reduces isolation and anxiety, and promotes well-being.

Volunteers will ideally enjoy reading and have an hour or more to spare every week assisting with Reading Rooms which take place with a range of groups including children and youth at risk, or in care.

Volunteers are supported with free accredited training: OCN Level 2 Facilitation Skills for Shared Reading, (3 Day Course) with Master Classes and Monthly Volunteer Support Meetings.

Next training dates are: Wednesday 21st October, Wednesday 28th October and, Wednesday 4th November 2015 at the Verbal Arts Centre. Please contact Rachel Duffy on readingrooms.youth@theverbal.co; Tel: 028 71 266 946 or, call into the Verbal Arts Centre for more information