Summer Reading Challenge Volunteers - Fleet

Passionate about reading? This could be a great role for you this summer.

The Summer Reading Challenge is a national scheme provided by the Reading Agency and delivered for free throughout Hampshire's libraries. It is designed for children aged 4-11 with the aim to keep them reading during the school holidays.

You will be working with children, their parents and carers.

If you are over 18, you will:

- Register families to take the Summer Reading Challenge using a form or a tablet.

- Talk to children about books they have chosen and what they like to read.

- Understand and be able to explain about the Summer Reading Challenge, including how to use and unlock the app.

- Hand out stickers when books have been read and medals when they complete the 6 book Challenge.

- Generally help in the library with other duties and customer enquiries.

If you are 14-17:

- You will explain how to take part and register children with the scheme.

- You will talk to them about the books they have read, encouraging them to share their views and hand out reading rewards such as stickers and medals.

- You will assist with general administration and help customers by referring enquiries to relevant members of staff.


We are looking for volunteers who:

- are keen readers

- are able to talk and listen to both children and adults

- can remain calm and friendly even during busy periods

- are reliable and punctual


  • Accessibility
  • Age restrictions
  • DBS check required
  • Equal Opportunities Policy
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Ongoing support
  • Training provided
  • Volunteer induction
  • Volunteer Policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
  • Written role description

When can I volunteer?

Start Date: 14/07/2017

End Date: 15/09/2017

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