Shared reading is such a great way to meet people. Everyone I’ve met from the organisation so far has been really kind and helpful...I would absolutely recommend shared reading to anyone considering it.
Get involved with Shared Reading!
‐ Jess, LSR Volunteer
Leicestershire Shared Reading (LSR), in partnership with Leicestershire County Council, supports a thriving network of ‘Make Friends, with a Book’ Shared Reading groups. These groups bring people together through great literature to talk, laugh and share!
Hear from Jessica, about her experience as a Shared Reading volunteer.
“Hi! My name is Jess Pascal and I’m an undergraduate student of Modern Languages at the University of Leicester. I did my Read to Lead training in September 2021 and have recently started co-leading one of the online groups. I find searching for texts to share, a really nice opportunity to remind myself what’s good about reading for fun and not having to analyse, without adding a huge burden on top of my workload.
Shared reading is such a great way to meet people and get out of the “uni bubble”. Everyone I’ve met from the organisation so far has been really kind and helpful, and I feel completely supported in my development. I’m learning a lot from this experience, and the training I had before starting was excellent, giving me the confidence I needed to begin. I would absolutely recommend shared reading to anyone considering it.”
How can you get involved?
Volunteer with us!
Do you enjoy reading for pleasure? Confident reading out loud to a group? Interested in people and their stories?
We’re looking for volunteers to support our Ashby, Loughborough, Blaby, Hinckley and Zoom groups.
Come and join a group!
Maybe you’re looking for a new hobby? Or a friendly place to meet new people and share your love of reading? If this sounds like you, pop along to one of our sessions and enjoy listening to a story or poem – there’s no homework, and no pressure to read or talk.
Visit our website to find out where our groups are based – we even hold sessions over Zoom!
We look forward to welcoming you.
For more information about volunteering or attending a group please visit www.leicestershiresharedreading.org