The Reading Rooms which is Charitable Organisation was founded in 1864 by a group of local businessmen and shopkeepers in Billericay originally as a literary institution to help educate the working classes. Periodicals and newspapers and books were purchased and placed in the Rooms for perusal for all.
The current building was built in 1886 from public subscription and has been used over the years for a number of different uses.
In 1965 the rooms were registered as a Charity and the current management committee is still made up of local people who are dedicated to keeping the Rooms open for Hire by local residents, other charities and businesses to use and enjoy.
What skills do I need?
We are looking for further dedicated local people to become Trustees and shadow key positions on the Committee, with a view, to perhaps when able, to replace the incumbent.
The Trustees meet every other month in the Rooms in the evening.
- DBS check required
- Equal opportunities policy
- Ongoing support
- Suitable for under 18s
- Training provided
Informally: Specific roles will be explained and help and support given at all times.
- Volunteers covered by insurance
- Written role description
When can I volunteer?
Bi-Monthly evening meetings at 7.30pm in The Reading Rooms
The Reading Rooms
73 The High Street