Summer Reading Challenge 2019

Somerset County Council

Name: Summer Reading Challenge 2019
Organisation: Somerset County Council
Location: c/ Spark, Ilminster, Somerset, TA19 9PY


This is an ideal opportunity for a young person wanting to gain voluntary experience or an adult who simply wants to share their love of reading and support their local library.

The Summer Reading Challenge is a national event produced by the Reading Agency and held across libraries in the UK during the school summer holidays. Children sign up at their local library, then read six library books of their choice to complete the challenge. There are exclusive rewards to collect along the way, as well as a host of fun activities and events, and it’s FREE to take part!

How can you help?

Last year, over 7,400 children took part in the challenge in Somerset and we couldn’t do that without the help of volunteers.

Volunteers help us with the challenge by signing up children when they come into the library, giving out rewards for reading books, talking to children about the books they have read, helping them choose their next book, and helping to run craft activities.

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Organisation Description

We are one of the largest employers in the county and we have built strong, positive relationships with our key partners, with the aim of delivering better results for residents.


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Cause / Interests

  • Children
  • Education
  • Libraries
  • Literacy

Types of Activity

  • General and Helping

Skills and Qualifications


We are looking for volunteers aged 13 or over who enjoy reading and would like to share their love of reading with others.

You don’t need to have any particular skills, but some of the following might be helpful:

Enjoy working with children
Enjoy talking to others
Creative (we are always looking for new craft ideas and book displays!)
Happy to read on their own during quiet periods

Additional/Specific Suitabilities

Minimum Age: NA
Maximum Age: NA
Disabled Access: No
Wheelchair Access: No
Expenses: NA
Restrictions: NA
Induction: NA
Insurance Cover: NA
Special Needs: NA
Offer: NA
Training: NA
Other: NA

Recruitment Method

Application form, Informal discussion