Reading Hack 12 – 17 Years – Burnley Campus Library

Reading Hack Volunteer activities for young people aged 12- 17 years

Do you love reading and the library and are you able to regularly commit to sharing your passion for books with others a few hours each week?

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
    • Receive 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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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 on-line.

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


Training will be provided where necessary and may be in the form of distance learning.


Required Age:

12-17 years


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Burnley Campus Library, Barden Lane, Burnley BB10 1JD

Apply for this role

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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