Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Volunteer Project

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Do you love to read?... If so, would you like to inspire young children across Sheffield to read for pleasure, whilst also gaining valuable work experience and a nationally-recognised accreditation for your Record of Achievement....Then we may have just the volunteer project for you!

We're looking for enthusiastic 14-16 year olds who would like the opportunity to work in libraries over the summer, promoting the Summer Reading Challenge to young children. This is the second year that we have run the volunteer project, and we're looking for volunteers from across Sheffield to work in Central Children's LibraryFirth Park library and the brand new Parson Cross library.

Many of you will perhaps remember taking part in The Summer Reading Challenge when you were younger; it's a massive, national project which aims to keep young children reading over the summer holidays and we need your help to get as many kids as possible involved! This year's theme is Circus Stars, and the children who sign up for the project will be set the challenge of reading six books over the holidays, receiving rewards along the way.

We are looking for volunteers to help sign kids up for the Challenge, hand out rewards, and encourage kids a long the way - talking to them about the books they've read and helping them to choose more titles - there will also be opportunities to get involved in organising and running circus-themed craft activities.
2010 volunteers receiving their Reading      
Agency certificates from the Lord Mayor    
If you're aged 14-16 and interested in working in libraries, or with children, or simply on creative projects, then this summer's volunteer project offers you the perfect opprtunity to gain some valuable work experience! You will also have the chance to gain an OCN Level 2 accreditation which you can use in your Record of Achievement, a long with a reference from us detailing all your hard work.

Interested? Then simply click here and scroll down to fill out an application. The closing date for applications is 27 June, so there's no time to lose! If you have any questions about the project feel free to leave comments under this blog post and we'll get back to you...we're looking forward to hearing from you!