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Volunteering in our libraries

Volunteering in our libraries

Summer volunteers wanted

If you are someone who...

  • Is 16 to 24
  • Enjoys reading
  • Enjoys working with children
  • Enjoys volunteering

...then helping with the Summer Reading Challenge in our libraries might interest you.

We are looking for young people who can encourage children to take part in and complete this year’s Summer Reading Challenge, 'Mischief Makers', and help out with Library duties and children’s activities in the library.

It’s fun, great for your CV and you gives you the chance to give something back to your local community.  
The volunteering opportunities will be at Wokingham, Woodley and Lower Earley libraries from Monday 30 July to Friday 31 August 2018.

To find out more see Summer Reading Challenge volunteer role description (PDF document.)

Apply now

To apply to volunteer complete our

Volunteers will receive full training before they start. For more information contact volunteer@wokingham.gov.uk or phone 0118 974 6263.

Help make a difference delivering library services to the community

There is a wide range of volunteering opportunities in our libraries.

What volunteers do

Volunteers help provide additional library services, including

  • Children’s story times, rhyme times and craft activities
  • Clubs for young people such as Code club, writing groups and Lego club
  • Home Library Service - selecting and delivering books to home-bound readers
  • Library activities such as reminiscence groups and UK online sessions

Why volunteer

Volunteering benefits the library service and makes a difference in the local community.

The personal benefits include

  • Meeting new people
  • Satisfaction from helping out in the community
  • Developing skills and gaining experience
  • Adding to your CV
  • Having fun

Volunteers must be 16 years old and some roles have a minimum age of 18 years.

Training and support is provided for all volunteers.

More details

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