Volunteers Needed for ‘Mischief Makers’

South Gloucestershire Libraries are looking for friendly and enthusiastic volunteers to join the team running Mischief Makers, Summer Reading Challenge 2018. 

Volunteers will spend their time helping children do the Summer Reading Challenge, talking with them about the books they’re reading and helping at a range of fun activities in the library. 

This is a great opportunity to develop skills in communication, team working and creative projects, whilst having fun and making new friends. Emily, age 17, who volunteered last summer said: “I really have enjoyed my time volunteering here at the library, it has helped build my confidence and is very rewarding.”

Encouraging young people to take part Max, Summer Reading Challenge Volunteer aged 17, said: 

“Being a volunteer has helped me to develop my social skills which has also made it easier to have conversations with people in general. Volunteering makes me feel like I am helping the local community, all for a good cause.” 

More than 6,000 children took part in Animal Agents last summer helped by 70 volunteers. The theme of this year’s challenge is Mischief Makers – Dennis, Gnasher and friends invite children to set off on a hunt for Beanotown’s famous buried treasure as they read 6 library books to collect special stickers and explore the map of Beanotown to find clues.  

The closing date for applications is 30 June. Volunteers must be aged 13 or over.  For more information ask a member of staff at any South Gloucestershire library, 

email emma.fisher@southglos.gov.uk or visit www.southglos.gov.uk/libraries. 

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