Reading Hack 12 – 17 Years

Do you love reading and the library 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.

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

Before applying:

  • The 12-17 years reading hack applicant should speak to a teacher who has known them for at least one full term to get the reference details required for this role.
  • Applicants should speak to a member Library Staff.
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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 on-line

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

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 distance learning.

Required Age:

12 years +


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Adlington Library, Railway Road, Adlington, Chorley

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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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