“I struggle with anxiety so doing the volunteer program was always going to be hard, but being a volunteer has helped me overcome my fears”
“What makes my library special is that it is a social hub for the community. It is important to me because it has given me confidence and given me chances to do things I thought I would never do."
Your volunteering experience doesn’t need to come to an end when summer does. Here’s how you can stay involved the rest of the year
Leah is new to Reading Hack, but loved getting involved in a special Spiegel Tent rhymetime event.
Do you want to gain new skills and experience that will look great on your CV? Do you want to meet new people? Do you want to help children enjoy reading? Want to give back to your community? By volunteering for the Summer Reading Challenge you’re achieving all these things.
We’re putting together a list of mood-boosting books for young people, and we want your recommendations!
You may not have heard already, but volunteers of the Summer Reading Challenge can count their hours towards achieving the volunteering section of their Duke of Edinburgh’s Award!
You can use lots of Reading Hack activities and volunteering hacks towards getting an Arts Award.
Volunteering (also called social action) involves doing something practical for other people to change their lives, community, or society for the better.
Did you know that some of the Reading Hack activities and volunteering hacks can count towards the volunteering section of your Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (DofE)?