Volunteers needed for our ‘Read Aloud’ project in care homes

Every month Edinburgh Libraries and 34 volunteers visit 17 care homes around the city.

We ‘Read Aloud’ short poems and stories, pass round photos and props to get the old memories flowing and often end up with a song. The care home residents love the contact, the chat and the laughs, and the pleasure and stimulation that reading brings.

We are currently looking for volunteers in two areas of the city: Polwarth and Leith.

If you or someone you know would like to get involved we’d be delighted to hear from you.

Call 0131 242 8046 or email annie.bell@edinburgh.gov.uk for more information.

You will be asked to complete a PVG form and provide two references. We would like volunteers who can commit to monthly sessions for at least six months.



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