Volunteering roles in libraries

7. Summer Reading Challenge volunteer


The Summer Reading Challenge encourages children aged 4 to 12 to read six books during the summer holiday.

Working in the library the Summer Reading Challenge volunteer enrols children in the challenge and hands out reading rewards per book read.


  • Helping children with online registration when required
  • Handing out reading rewards
  • Talking to children aged 4–12 years and their parents/guardians about books and reading
  • Motivating and encouraging children to complete the challenge
  • Helping to collate statistics at the end of the challenge

Skills required

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • A friendly and patient manner
  • Customer focus
  • Basic Literacy
  • Outgoing and confident
  • Ability to record information accurately
  • Reliable and punctual

Other notes

  • Training given
  • Minimum age for this role 13 years
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