West Lancashire - Libraries

Parbold Library - Culture Hack 11 - 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 11-17 years?                        

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

Culture Hack – Volunteer activities for young people aged 12- 17 years

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

As a Culture 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 11+ 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



Schedule Summary

This activity generally occurs on

  • Tuesday - Morning, Afternoon
  • Wednesday Morning
  • Thursday - Morning, Afternoon, Evening
  • Friday - Morning, Afternoon
  • Saturday Morning