Reading Hack 12- 17 Years

Do you love reading and the library?

Burscough Library would like a Reading Hack volunteer 12 – 17 who would primarily help support their Young Writer’s Club (for children 8 – 11). The volunteer would be needed every other Friday afternoon from 15:45 to 16:45, although there’s some flexibility with times and if the young person was interested in assisting with other activities they could volunteer weekly.

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

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

Reading Hack – Volunteer activities for young people aged 12- 17 years on Sat morning 10 – 12 and in school holidays.

Every year the Lancashire Reading Journey 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

12-17 reading hacks will require a reference from a teacher who has known them for at least one full term.

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What you are 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 we are 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

Required Qualities:

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


Training will be provided where necessary and may be in the form of peer support, distance learning or trainer led. Volunteers must have completed the required training before any activity can be undertaken and may be asked to regularly refresh training where required.

Required Age:

12-17 years



Burscough Library, Mill Lane Burscough L40 5TJ

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If you are interested in this opportunity please contact the Volunteer Co-ordinator for a chat, or click apply now.

Email: Lancashire Volunteer Partnership

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