How to recruit volunteers

:Useful information for arts organisations and charities. One element of my part-time job with The Reader Organisation has been to recruit volunteers to work as Facilitators in the weekly Read Aloud Groups I've established in five (soon six) Wiltshire Libraries.  The groups are specifically for people with dementia, or other illnesses affecting memory,  and their carers. Challenging… Continue reading How to recruit volunteers

Reading with people who have dementia in Wiltshire

It's about six months since, working for The Reader Organisation, I set up four, weekly, read aloud, shared reading groups for people with dementia (or other illnesses affecting their memory) and their carers.  Three of the four groups, at libraries  in Warminster, Mere and Pewsey, are still up and running, but I've moved the fourth group from Purton… Continue reading Reading with people who have dementia in Wiltshire

The joy of reading, libraries and driving

New Year is starting to feel much older now and a weekly routine is emerging.  Two things I'm doing more of, so far, in 2014 are driving my car and spending time in public libraries.  There are about 140 miles between my house and the four Wiltshire libraries where I facilitate weekly shared reading groups for… Continue reading The joy of reading, libraries and driving

The Reader Organisation

I wrote the post below when I first started working for The Reader Organisation: There might be a slight change in focus on my blog over the next 18 months as I settle into a new part-time job as a Project Worker for The Reader Organisation.  Part-time because I'm still very much part of my… Continue reading The Reader Organisation