Youth Volunteering

Aged 14 and above?

Slough Libraries offers volunteering for young people:

Summer Reading Challenge Volunteering (ages 14+)Would you like to volunteer with us? Text

We are looking for young people who show enthusiasm and commitment to volunteer for a minimum of 15 hours to support the Summer Reading Challenge in local libraries. You will be working with children, their parents and carers and will receive training before and during your sessions. The Summer Reading Challenge starts in Slough libraries
on Saturday 29th June and runs through to mid September.

What is the Summer Reading Challenge?
This is an initiative designed to encourage children to read and visit their local library. This years challenge is themed on all things space; during the Summer Reading Challenge ‘ Space Chase’ children need to read six books over the summer holidays to receive a medal. All children who take part will also receive a certificate. Children of any age can take part in Space Chase.

Summer Reading Challenge Volunteer Tasks:

  • Book talk – hearing children talk about the books they have chosen for the summer reading challenge
  • Giving out rewards
  • Promoting the challenge to families in the library
  • Collecting feedback from children and families
  • Preparing materials for library activities events and helping run activities
  • Getting permission for photographs
  • Blogs/social media (supervised by staff)
  • Planning and running progression activities for children that have completed the challenge e.g. book reviews, top ten lists (if requested by staff)
  • Supporting staff with book and wall displays

If you're interested in this role and want more information, download the Summer Reading Challenge Volunteer Role Pack.
If you would like to apply to volunteer please complete this survey:

Duke of Edinburgh Volunteering

Want to volunteer with Slough Libraries outside of the Summer Holidays? If you are a teenager or young adult aged 14+ and you are involved in the Duke of Edinburgh Bronze, Silver or Gold schemes, you can do your volunteering with us at Britwell Library, Cippenham Library, Langley Library or The Curve!

You will get to help with activities such as

  • Shelving
  • Shelf-tidying
  • Craft preparation for children's events
  • Tidying/straightening the books
  • Finding books e.g. for reservations
  • Supporting an event
  • Help customers with the Self Service machine

If you're interested in this role download the Duke of Edinburgh volunteer role pack for more details. To apply download and fill in the application form and email it to us at

Please note: if you are interested in the Duke of Edinburgh Award but are not already involved, you will need to register for Duke of Edinburgh award scheme with another organisation, e.g. your school or other local group.

Slough Borough Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults, and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment.