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Reading Hack - Volunteering & marketing opportunity for young people aged 13-22

Description of what will be involved: 

These activities will take place in libraires across Gateshead.  Volunteers can be matched to the most suitable libraries depending upon their location and skills etc. 

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

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

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

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 promotiong 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 library displays. 

 

 

Opportunity Location: 
Does opportunity require DBS check?: 
No
Additional Information: 

https://www.gateshead.gov.uk/article/4788/Express-your-interest-in-becom...

In order to apply to become a volunteer you will need to submit an Expression of Interest form using the link above 

 

 

Opportunity start date: 
4th July 2019
Opportunity end date: 
Sunday, 1 September, 2019
Contact Person: 
Kate Marshall
Contact details: 
katemarshall@gateshead.gov.uk 0191 433 3255

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