Stockton Borough Libraries started the Reading Friends programme during the first lockdown and have continued to offer support to members of our community who are at risk of loneliness or isolation.
Our volunteers make a real difference to the people they call by chatting about books and their interests, sharing stories and helping people to feel connected.
We look for volunteers who have a love of reading, are patient, good listeners and have a welcoming manner.
Reading Friends Volunteer for Stockton Borough Libraries. As a Reading Befriender, you'll be helping to tackle loneliness in your local community by using books and reading to share stories and start conversations over the telephone.