Read Easy UK
Read Easy helps adults learn to read by providing them with free, confidential, one-to-one coaching from trained volunteers. There are nearly 2.5m English adults who never learnt to read properly at school. (i.e. 7.1% are at Entry Levels 1 or 2: Skills for Life Survey, 2011, Dept. BIS)
By helping people to reach a reasonable level of literacy, Read Easy aims also to help them grow in confidence and self-esteem, move on to access other learning and qualifications, improve their employment opportunities and take a fuller and more effective part in family and home life, their local communities and society as a whole.
Read Easy UK is the umbrella charity that enables volunteers to set up affiliated Read Easy groups to provide this service in their own communities. Although only established in 2010, the charity has grown rapidly to meet demand and developed a well-structured, easily-replicable and very cost-effective model.
Each volunteer Read Easy group raises its own funds to cover local expenses, but is supported by Read Easy UK’s small team of highly-experienced and professional part-time staff and freelance trainers. As a result, Read Easy is increasingly recognised for the quality of the service it provides and as the only organisation attempting to provide this service on a national level.
Find volunteer opportunities in the UK at this link.