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Volunteer for the Summer Reading Challenge

Volunteer for the Summer Reading Challenge

Fancy doing something different with your holidays this year?

Every July and August, libraries across the country fill up with children taking part in the Summer Reading Challenge

Last year, over 21,500 children took part in the Summer Reading Challenge in Hertfordshire libraries. They were supported by over 400 volunteers who talked with them about the books they had been reading and handed out rewards for each stage of the challenge.

Our volunteers are an amazing team, who make a huge contribution to their local communities. They provide wonderful reading role models and the children respond really positively to their enthusiasm. In return, Summer Reading Challenge volunteers gain valuable experience in working with children and families, and often derive great personal satisfaction from inspiring children to keep reading. Volunteer hours can also be used towards accreditation in national volunteering schemes.

We are currently seeking volunteers to support children during this year’s challenge, Mischief Makers. We are particularly keen to recruit volunteers aged 14-24, but we welcome applications from volunteers of all ages

Our volunteers are friendly, enthusiastic and reliable. If this sounds like you and you have a few hours to spare this summer and would like to share the reading buzz with our younger customers, why not volunteer for the Summer Reading Challenge at your local library?

For further information or to register as a Summer Reading Challenge volunteer, please visit

Image: The Reading Agency
by Lis Coulthard, - 26/06/2018 00:00


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