Volunteers needed for reading challenge


Are you over the age of 14 and looking for something fun to do this summer?

Then why not get involved in the Summer Reading Challenge at your local library?

Libraries across North Somerset are looking for volunteers to help with the challenge which is run in partnership with The Reading Agency.

Aiming to give children from four to 11 an enjoyable activity to complete during their summer holiday, the challenge helps prevent any dip in literacy that may occur during the long break from school.

This year’s Summer Reading Challenge theme is ‘Animal Agents.’ Volunteers will talk to children about the books they have read, help children choose books and hand out rewards of stickers, posters and medals.

This is a short-term volunteering opportunity between Saturday 15 July and Saturday 9 September 2017 and is open to adults and young people aged 14 and over. Flexible volunteering sessions are available at libraries across North Somerset and full training will be provided.
If you have a few hours to spare and are enthusiastic about encouraging children to enjoy reading, we would love to hear from you. You do not need any previous experience of volunteering or working in a library.

For more information visit https://northsomersetlibraryvolunteers.wordpress.com email library.volunteers@n-somerset.gov.uk or call 01934 426 657.

The closing date for volunteering applications is 9 June 2017.