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Volunteering Roles

There are plenty of opportunities to get involved and support us. Here are a few ideas but we’re always open to new ideas and suggestions on how we can make Calne Wordfest even better!

We meet every 2 months to talk about our projects and think about what to do next. Everyone is welcome to come along and stay in touch with what we're doing


If you’re looking for some work experience to put on your CV or want something to do for a few hours a week then volunteer with us! We currently have vacancies for the following roles:


Organisational Support

Admin tasks including updating the website, social media posts, contribute to grant funding, contract management with providers.

This role supports our trustees, secretary, and treasurer. The tasks will be based on your interests and skills and what you would like to learn. The average contribution is apx 2 hours a week.

Stacking Blocks


You will be attached to a particular project and help to engage more people in that work, particularly our target audiences. You may be a very social person and already know a lot of groups or networks, or desire to get to know people in your community better. It may involve visits to schools or community groups and liaising with our social media volunteers. You will attend project meetings and assist the coordinator with the smooth running of your project.

Projects available currently:

  • Young peoples podcast ‘Curiosity Calne’

  • Adult learn to read-  recruitment

  • Tale Trail app- promotion

  • Comedy project with young people. To be delivered post April 2022.

As you will be working directly with a project, these roles are subject to a DBS check.  

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Research and Evaluation

This role includes reviewing national evidence and local evidence and developing ways for Calne Wordfest to evaluate the projects we run.
Creating resources for the local community, including schools and local authority to inform the work that we do and for wider community support.

How we will work with you

We use Whatsapp groups to keep in touch with each other which means you can do wordfest work in your own time and feed back when you are able.

Quarterly meetings are held that you are welcome to come to or a trustee will bring an update for you.



These are unpaid volunteer roles. If you spend any money in the line of work, you will receive expenses and these can be organised ahead of time.


Skills and experience

You don’t need prior skills, good literacy or lots of experience. A willingness to learn and a passion for people is all you need to volunteer with us. There are no age limits on working with Wordfest and we would especially like to hear from anyone who has had trouble with education or wants to gain experience towards paid work.

Companies and organisations

If you work for or run a company you can support us in one of two ways: 

  • Fund a Learn to Read course, it costs just £7,000 plus VAT to give 6 adults the opportunity over 20 weeks to raise their reading level above the age of 11.

  • Make a donation to help cover the literacy based activities and events we put on throughout the year.


Please get in touch to find out more.


Charitable Trusts

We can target your resources to areas that matter to you so please get in touch to find out more about what we do and how your funding can make a real difference to people’s lives.


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If you’d like to find out more about what we do and potentially make a donation to help us run literacy events then please get in touch.

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