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Volunteering for young people

Summer Volunteering for young people

Are you aged 14+?

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. Every year the challenge has a theme like "space" or "spies". 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 aged 4+ can take part.

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,

If you would like to apply to volunteer an online application form will be available - normally from around April each year.

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.