Summer Reading Challenge Volunteers Needed in Southend Libraries

Published Wednesday, 27th May 2015

Summer Reading Challenge

Southend Libraries need volunteers aged 14 and above (there is no upper age limit) to help children keep reading in the summer holidays by participating in the Summer Reading Challenge.

Southend Libraries need volunteers aged 14 and above (there is no upper age limit) to help children keep reading in the summer holidays by participating in the Summer Reading Challenge.

Volunteers will help sign children up to the Summer Reading Challenge and talk to children about their books and give out rewards, encouraging them to complete the challenge.

Volunteering for the Summer Reading Challenge is a great opportunity to help your local community by encouraging children to improve their literacy skills. Volunteers also gain valuable work experience and enjoy taking part too. It’s also great for the CV.

“Thank you for the opportunity, I had a great time, met some lovely people and will definitely recommend others to do it next year!” Southend Libraries Summer Reading Challenge Volunteer 2014

Volunteers should be able to commit to a minimum of 15 hours from Saturday 18th July to Saturday 29th August.

Application forms are available from all libraries or from the Essex Libraries website www.essex.gov.uk/libraries in the Volunteering with Libraries section. The official closing date for applications is Friday 5th June but we may be able to accept applications after this date depending on circumstances.

The Summer Reading Challenge is a national scheme which takes place every year in all Southend Libraries. Last year over 3,300 children took part in the challenge by reading books and gaining rewards. This year’s challenge is called Record Breakers.

For more information about becoming a Summer Reading Challenge volunteer, please email librarydevelopment@southend.gov.uk