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Accrington Library - Reading Hack 12 - 17 years


Do you love reading and the library?

Are you able to regularly commit to sharing your passion for books with others a few hours each week?

Are you between 12-17 years?                        

Then volunteering to be a Reading Hack would be a great opportunity for you.

Reading Hack – Volunteer Activity for young people aged 12 years and over

Every year the Lancashire Summer Reading Challenge generates the need for reading hacks to help keep young people reading and motivated.

As a Reading Hack we are offering you a chance to:

  • Share your skills and interests with others
  • Take part in an introduction programme with support from a designated member of staff as a contact for assistance and feedback
  • Training and support


What are you volunteering for?

Activities may include:

  • Helping children to read/chose books
  • Planning and promoting library offers and events
  • Assisting and running a variety of activities
  • Other activities-in agreement with staff at the library
  • Log volunteering hours where applicable via an on-line computer system

What are we asking for from you?

  • Attendance at an agreed time
  • To behave in accordance with library rules and regulations
  • To comply with the Volunteer Acceptable Use Guidelines


What type of skills and personal qualities do young volunteers aged 12+ need?

The volunteer should:

  • Be a good communicator
  • Have patience and understanding
  • Be friendly and approachable
  • Be reliable and committed

Please speak to a member of staff at the library before applying


To apply to be a Reading Hack Volunteer, click 'fill in an application' button