Posted: Thursday 26th April 2018
Summer is almost here!
Fancy doing something different with your holidays this year?
How about volunteering with us at the library?
“Hertfordshire County Council has given me the opportunity to become more confident in interacting with a wide range of people.
I have really enjoyed being able to share my enthusiasm and passion for reading with so many young people in such a friendly and supportive environment.”
- Anna, Bishops Stortford Library volunteer, 2017
Every July and August, libraries across the country fill up with children taking part in The Summer Reading Challenge during their school holidays. Last year, over 21,500 children took part in the Summer Reading Challenge in Hertfordshire libraries. They were supported by over 400 volunteers who talked with them about the books they had been reading and handed out rewards for each stage of the challenge.
Our volunteers are an amazing team, who make a huge contribution to their local communities. They provide wonderful reading role models and the children respond really positively to their enthusiasm. In return, Summer Reading Challenge volunteers gain valuable experience in working with children and families, and often derive great personal satisfaction from inspiring children to keep reading. Volunteer hours can also be used towards accreditation in national volunteering schemes.
We are currently seeking volunteers to support children during this year’s challenge, Mischief Makers. We are particularly keen to recruit volunteers aged 14-24, but we welcome applications from volunteers of all ages
Our volunteers are friendly, enthusiastic and reliable. If this sounds like you and you have a few hours to spare this summer and would like to share the reading buzz with our younger customers, why not volunteer for the Summer Reading Challenge at your local library?
For further information or to register as a Summer Reading Challenge volunteer, please visit www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/srcvolunteers