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Reading HACK- Volunteering & Marketing opportuinty for young people aged 13-22 years old (direct with Gateshead Council)

Description of what will be involved: 

Reading Hack turns reading on it's head.  It's a youth-led programme for 13-22 year olds, who gain skils and experience by volunteering and take part in the creative activities known as "hacks". 

A hack can be anything you like, as long as it is reading at it's heart. Last year across the UK 10,000 young people took part in Reading Hack by organising spoken words nights, running book swaps, starting their own book review blogs, planning & marketing events and volunteering to help others get invovled with library activities.

Gateshead libraries have Reading Hack groups 13-22 year olds that you can get involved with all year around.

If you are 13-22 why not volunteer with us over the Summer to support events and activities linked to the Summer Reading Challenge.  Some of the tasks you can be involved with are:

  • assisting staff with promoting Summer Reading Challenge to children
  • helping with the preparation of materials for children's activities
  • helping library staff with summer reading activities such as craft sessions, story time and coding clubs
  • helping to create in library displays

If you are interested in volunteering as part of the Reading Hack you will need to complete an Expression of Interest form which can be found on Gateshead Council's website.


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Contact Person: 
Kate Marshall
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