Our volunteers come from all walks of life.
Many have personal experience of struggling to learn to read, or they’ve worked in a profession where they understand how critical this skill is. Others simply want to share their joy of reading.
Whatever your reason, you can help improve people’s life chances by volunteering with us.
We wouldn’t be able to carry out Shannon Trust activity in prisons without our amazing volunteers.
You can help train mentors, keep our Regional Managers up to date with activities, offer administrative support to the team, plus much more.
If you have the time to volunteer, read more about the opportunities on offer:
Prison volunteers nurture the growth of the Shannon Trust in their prison. They help unlock the power of reading by offering advice, guidance and support to prison staff and mentors.
Area administrators are an invaluable part of our team. They provide administrative support to our area coordinators and teams, organising and minuting area meetings. They're also an important link in how we evidence the impact of Shannon Trust, prompting and following-up data and monthly reports from our prison volunteers.
Area coordinators support and coordinate a team of prison volunteers. They help recruit and induct new volunteers and are the first point of contact for advice and support for them.
Shannon Trust is working with to enhance our support to learners as they leave prison. This will enable them to continue learning on release and also to reach others in the community in touch with probation services or at risk of offending.
By becoming a reading coach, you will enable people to learn basic reading skills in a flexible way, so that day-to-day tasks like filling in forms or reading a bus timetable become easier.
As a Shannon Trust Reading Coach you will work directly with people with low literacy, helping them to improve their reading through the delivery of Turning Pages sessions both on a face to face basis and through the use of technology.
If you’re interested in volunteering for Shannon Trust through your place of work, get in touch and we can discuss opportunities.Get in touch
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