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Libraries and Young Volunteers

Young Volunteers Needed

The Summer Reading Challenge 2015

We have a volunteer opportunity for young people age 14 to 17. 

Between Saturday 11 July to Sunday 6 September 2015, all Southwark Libraries will run the annual reading event for children called The Summer Reading Challenge 

The Purpose of Summer Reading Challenge

We want to keep children reading throughout the summer by providing them with an enjoyable reading activity where they read six books and collect gifts along the way.  This year the theme is called Record Breakers and it promises to be lots of fun, with a reading list packed with fantastic record breaking facts.

Young Volunteer Recruitment Days

Come along to a recruitment day to enrole to be a young volunteer at Southwark Libraries.

Peckham Library, Thursday 9 July 2015, 4pm to 6pm 
Peckham Library, Saturday 11 July 2015, 11am to 1pm

Tasks for the volunteer

Once recruited training will be provided and the volunteers will assist library staff in the following areas:

  • Meet and greet participants
  • Explain to children and parents what the Summer Reading Challenge is about 
  • Join children up to the Summer Reading Challenge
  • Listen to children tell you about the book they have read
  • Provide children with their gifts 

Even if you can only volunteer for a week or two over the summer period you are still able to get involved in this great opportunity. 

The Benefits - Volunteering in libraries can assist you to gain:

  • The Duke of Edinburgh's Award, Volunteers Section 
  • Improved employment prospects for the future
  • Experience of working in a local authority
  • Improved inter-personal skills

How to join up 


Elaine Walters

Marlon McFarlane

Click on this link to find out more about Volunteering in Southwark Libraries.

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