Reading Hack Volunteering
Reading Hack is a national programme led by young people aged 14 to 24 who do activities and volunteering to gain skills and experience whilst encouraging youngsters others to read.
We are looking for young volunteers to help us with the annual which takes place July to September this year.
What will you be doing?
Telling children and their families about the Summer Reading Challenge
Signing children up to the challenge
Encouraging children to talk about what they have been reading
Learn more about how the library works, including the Dewey system
Assist with shelving and keeping the library tidy
Help customers to find books
Familiarise yourself with the Reading Hack website
Create at least 1 Reading Hack Display
Run/assist in at least 1 Reading Hack activity
You will gain:
Experience of working with children and families
Knowledge of children's reading habits and children's literature
Satisfaction from inspiring children to keep reading
What skills and qualities do I need?
Outgoing and friendly manner
Good communication skills
Interest in libraries and reading
When will I be needed?
You can volunteer at times and days to suit you within library opening hours.
Please be aware that places for some roles are limited and not all opportunities are available in every library.