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Aged 14-18? Encourage children to take part in and complete this year’s summer reading challenge!

Support volunteers needed for Reading Borough Council – Central Library

We are looking for YOUNG PEOPLE AGED 14 TO 18 who can encourage children to take part in and complete this year’s Summer Reading Challenge, Space Chase!

Tasks will include:

  • Talking with, and listening to, children aged 4 to 12 about the books they have been reading and suggest other things they may like to read.
  • Understanding the way the Summer Reading Challenge works so you can help the children and their parents and carers.
  • Handing out reading rewards.
  • Helping children and their parents/carers fill in forms to register for the Challenge.
  • Assisting with the administration.
  • Helping library staff run specific Space Chase events and craft activities.
Contact person firstname
Suzan Davis, CHILDREN'S LEAD
Lastname
Contact person's position
Their phone number?
0118 9373449
Contact instructions?
By email

Location description
All library branches across the town
Wheelchair accessible?
Yes
Car parking for the volunteer?
No
Secure bicycle parking?
Yes
Near public transport?
Yes
How much time?
A few hours a week
What times and days of the week?
Mon AMMon PMTue AMTue PMWed AMWed PMThu AMThu PMFri AMFri PMSat AM
Availability required
Any of these times
Task type?
Support
Will suit someone like this:
Prefers a specific rolePrefers a regular scheduleSelf organised/motivatedHappy to work soloPrecise and methodicalGood sense of humourSociablePatientSupportiveCommunicator
Post suitable for supported volunteering?
No
Is training given?
Yes
Training description
On the job training will be given
Is support given?
No
Are expenses paid?
No
Will I need my own transportation?
No
Will the volunteer be CRB or DBS checked?
No
Are references required?
Yes
Will there be an interview?
Yes
Are they properly insured?
Yes
Minimum age
14
Maximum age
18
Do they need a specific gender?
No
How many volunteers needed?
56