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09 August 2022

Reading Friends Volunteer Management Session run by NCVO

Materials from the Good Practice in Volunteer Management session run by NCVO on 20 July 2022

19 July 2022

Reading Friends Volunteer Toolkit

Taken from section 5 of the Project Toolkit, this section is focused on Reading Befrienders who may be volunteers or staff. It details the specific support for the volunteer journey: Recruiting, Managing and Supporting volunteers. [Supporting the NCVO session 20...

01 June 2022

Reading Friends Evaluation Guidance (Welsh)

The guidance for this year’s evaluation ahs been translated into Welsh. Overview of approach and guidance for participation monitoring, surveys and feedback tools.

01 June 2022

Reading Friends Participant Survey (Welsh)

Use this evaluation survey to capture feedback from Reading Friends participants. 27 June is the submission deadline.

01 June 2022

Reading Friends Befriender Survey (Welsh)

Use this Reading Friends evaluation survey to capture feedback from Reading Befrienders. 27 June is the submission deadline.

01 June 2022

Reading Friends Young Participant Survey (Welsh)

This is a paper version of the Reading Friends participant survey for 11-17 year olds. 27 June is the submission deadline.

01 June 2022

Reading Friends One-off Survey (Welsh)

Survey to evaluate the impact of one-off Reading Friends activities such as taster or hospital sessions. Read the guidance note before using the survey. 27 June is the submission deadline.

01 June 2022

Reading Friends Partner Survey (Welsh)

Evaluation survey for organisations or services who have partnered with you on Reading Friends – this may be a local charity, a local authority service, a link worker or cultural organisation. 27 June is the submission deadline.

01 June 2022

Reading Friends Jubilee Session Idea

Use these ideas for sessions celebrating Her Majesty the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in 2022.

27 May 2022

Reading Friends Big Jubilee Reads Session Plan - Death of a Naturalist (1962-1971)

This resource contains an extract from ‘Death of a Naturalist’ by Seamus Heaney as well as discussion questions for you to use in your Reading Friends session. There’s one story from each decade.

27 May 2022

Reading Friends Big Jubilee Read Session Idea - The Crow Eaters (1972-1981)

This resource contains an extract from ‘The Crow Eaters’ by Bapsi Sidhwa as well as discussion questions for you to use in your Reading Friends session. There’s one story from each decade.

27 May 2022

Reading Friends Big Jubilee Read Session Idea - Summer Lightning (1982-1991)

This resource contains an extract from ‘Summer Lightning’ by Olive Senior as well as discussion questions for you to use in your Reading Friends session. There’s one story from each decade.

27 May 2022

Reading Friends Big Jubilee Reads Session Plan - Life of Pi (1992-2001)

This resource contains an extract from ‘Life of Pi’ by Yann Martel as well as discussion questions for you to use in your Reading Friends session. There’s one story from each decade.

27 May 2022

Reading Friends Big Jubilee Read Session Idea - Chinaman (2002-2011)

This resource contains an extract from ‘Chinaman’ by Shehan Karunatilaka as well as discussion questions for you to use in your Reading Friends session. There’s one story from each decade.

27 May 2022

Reading Friends Big Jubilee Read Session Idea - The Night Tiger (2012-2022)

This resource contains an extract from ‘The Night Tiger’ by Yangsze Choo as well as discussion questions for you to use in your Reading Friends session. There’s one story from each decade.

24 May 2022

Reading Friends Brief Evaluation Overview with Links

This overview has all the evaluation links you need. You can also find them in the Project Toolkit under Section 8 (Demonstrating your impact). Please read the Evaluation Guidance first as this has detailed info and help about each tool.

18 May 2022

Reading Friends Under 11s feedback tool (Welsh)

This has been translated into Welsh. This evaluation feedback tool can be used with primary aged children under 11 involved in Reading Friends.

18 May 2022

Reading Friends Dementia Feedback Tool (Welsh)

This has been translated into Welsh. This evaluation tool can be used with people who are living with dementia. It’s useful for people who cannot fill in surveys or for whom surveys aren’t appropriate. It can help capture ‘in the moment’...

16 May 2022

Reading Friends Evaluation Guidance

Overview of approach and guidance for participation monitoring, surveys and feedback tools.

13 May 2022

Reading Friends Activity Feedback Form

This form captures information about your Reading Friends project as well as your feedback. Deadline to submit is 27 June 2022. If there are any questions, please contact readingfriends@readingagency.org.uk

22 April 2022

Reading Friends Quick Reads 2022 resources

This folder contains eight session packs using the Quick Reads 2022 titles: Blind Spot by Paula Hawkins My Name is Why by Lemn Sissay Sofia Khan and The Baby Blues by Ayisha Malik The Black Mountain...

04 April 2022

Reading Friends Dementia Information Resource (Welsh)

This resource has information and advice to make your Reading Friends sessions dementia friendly. Give to volunteers if needed.

04 April 2022

Reading Friends Adaptable Matching Questionnaire (Welsh)

You can use and adapt this editable questionnaire to match up your Reading Friends and Reading Befrienders by their interests and also find out more about them. It can be a useful way of finding out any support needs. If...

28 February 2022

Guiding Principles of Reading Friends

Take a look at the core principles of Reading Friends as no matter the delivery – in person, over the phone or virtual – there are some key aspects and values which remain the same.

17 February 2022

How To Access Reading Friends Resources With Your Passport Account

A brief information sheet to help you log in and access Reading Friends resources with your passport account.

01 February 2022

Reading Friends Stay Connected! Signposting (Welsh)

Details and links of other useful organisations including mental health contact details in Welsh. Please share ideas any further ideas with us. It can be useful to bring this off for any volunteers and staff to keep.

01 February 2022

Reading Friends Tips for Virtual Befriending on Zoom (Welsh)

This resource contains helpful tips and reminders on how to set up and and deliver a Reading Friends Zoom session in Welsh, keeping your online group safe and secure, and other important things to consider.

01 February 2022

Reading Friends Group Session Tips (Welsh)

Hints and tips for running a great Reading Friends session in Welsh. This information sheet gives you some general tips and things to think about to help everyone feel welcome, comfortable, and have fun.

01 February 2022

Reading Befriender Training 1 PDF (Welsh)

Reading Befriender PDF of training video 1 in Welsh: What is Reading Friends?

01 February 2022

Reading Befriender Training 2 PDF (Welsh)

Reading Befriender PDF of training video 2 in Welsh: help everyone get involved: The role of a Reading Befriender