Reading Friends is a UK-wide programme with projects across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
Our projects are delivered in partnership with local organisations, including public libraries, community groups and other charities. Find out about opportunities to volunteer or participate in Reading Friends sessions in your local area, by clicking on the map above or entering your postcode. If nothing appears, please register your interest below.
COVID-19 update: Reading Friends projects have been taking place over the phone or virtually as well as in person. You can contact your local coordinator to see what opportunities are available, however please be aware that responses may be delayed.
Register your interest
Let us know you're interested and we'll keep in contact about opportunities and openings in your area.
Your kindness can help us bring more people together.Support Reading Friends
Reading Friends is part of the national charity, The Reading Agency. Check out some of our other programs:
In 2017/2018, Reading Ahead supported 38,500 people across the UK through public libraries, colleges, workplaces and prisons.
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