Volunteers needed for Summer Reading Challenge


If you have a few hours to spare this summer, why not volunteer to help with the Summer Reading Challenge at your local library?

The Summer Reading Challenge takes place in libraries every year. It aims to give children aged four to 11 an enjoyable activity to complete during their summer holiday. It encourages children to read for pleasure and helps to prevent any dip in literacy that may occur during the long summer break.

The theme this year is ‘Space Chase’, inspired by the 50th anniversary of the moon landing and will celebrate adventure, exploration, reading and fun. 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 13 July and Saturday 7 September 2019 and is open to adults and young people aged 14 and over.

North Somerset Council is looking for volunteers to help in libraries at The Campus, Clevedon, For All Healthy Living Centre, Nailsea, Pill, Portishead, Weston, Winscombe, Worle and Yatton and at the mobile library which stops at Backwell, Wrington and Long Ashton.

If you are enthusiastic about encouraging children to enjoy reading, the council would love to hear from you. You do not need any previous experience of volunteering or working in a library. Full training will be provided.

For more information visit https://northsomersetlibraryvolunteers.wordpress.com, email library.volunteers@n-somerset.gov.uk or call 01934 426 657/01275 888 864.

The closing date for volunteering applications is Monday 10 June 2019.