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Reading Friends

Find Reading Friends near you

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.

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.

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