Volunteer in Hounslow with the Summer Reading Challenge

Every year enthusiastic volunteers aged 14 to 24 help Hounslow libraries make the Summer Reading Challenge a success.

Published: Thursday, 6th June 2019

Image of the Space Chase reading challenge for 2019

Every year enthusiastic volunteers aged 14 to 24 help Hounslow libraries make the Summer Reading Challenge a success. Its that time of year again and we are seeking young people to help us with this year’s challenge ‘Space Chase’.

If you‘re passionate about books and aged 14 to 24 years of age, then helping with the Summer Reading Challenge for Hounslow may be for you.

The Summer Reading Challenge encourages children aged four to 12 to read six books during the school holiday. We are looking for young people who show enthusiasm and commitment to volunteer for a minimum of 18 hours to support the Summer Reading Challenge in local Hounslow libraries.

Young people will gain useful new skills and experience to enhance their employability and improve their CV, whilst increasing confidence, social skills and literacy by making a positive contribution to the local community.

You will be working with children and their parents or carers, encouraging them to join the challenge and talking to them about the books they have been reading.

The Summer Reading Challenge starts on 17 July and runs through to mid-September.

Councillor Samia Chaudhary, Cabinet Member for Leisure, Hounslow Council  said: "I really hope as many young people as possible take up the Summer Reading Challenge, and I would encourage any residents who are able to give some of their time to contact their local library service.”

To find out more about volunteering for the Summer Reading Challenge, visit your local library today

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