Summer Reading Challenge Volunteers

Thursday, 29 April 2021

Summer Reading Challenge Volunteers

A fantastic summer holiday volunteering opportunity for students aged 14 and over with Essex Libraries

Essex Libraries are inviting students aged 14 and over to volunteer in their local library during the summer holidays. Their role will be to encourage children to participate in the annualSummer Reading Challenge and talk to them about the books they are reading. Students can use this opportunity to gain work experience within their community and they can put the volunteering hours towards Youth Award Schemes such as Duke of Edinburgh. Volunteering will help them gain new skills and self-confidence.

Essex Libraries ask volunteers to volunteer for a minimum of 18 hours, although they are welcome to offer to do more hours if they wish.

The online application is quick and easy, and once the application form is submitted an electronic reference form will be emailed to the students nominated tutor.

The deadline for applications is Sunday 13 June 2021.  Students need to be aged 14 or over, but anyone turning 14 during the Summer holidays by 31st August 2021 will be accepted.

There is often a high demand for available places, so these will be allocated on a first come first serve basis.

Further information, the role description and the link to the online form can be found on the Essex Libraries website: