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23 May 2017

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Find out about summer volunteering

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.

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16 August 2017

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A Day in the Life of a Reading Hacker: Leah from Gateshead

Leah is new to Reading Hack, but loved getting involved in a special Spiegel Tent rhymetime event.

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4 October 2016

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What do you read to boost your mood?

We’re putting together a list of mood-boosting books for young people, and we want your recommendations!

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6 September 2016

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What do you do now summer volunteering is over?

Find out more about upcoming volunteer opportunities and how to log your volunteer hours.

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16 June 2016

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Volunteering can count towards your Duke of Edinburgh’s Award

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!

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24 December 2015

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Reading Hack and Arts Award

You can use lots of Reading Hack activities and volunteering hacks towards getting an Arts Award.

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2 December 2015

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Helping Others

Volunteering (also called social action) involves doing something practical for other people to change their lives, community, or society for the better.

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23 November 2015

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Volunteer with World Book Night

World Book Night is an annual celebration of reading and books, run by The Reading Agency. Every 23 April, passionate volunteers give out hundreds of thousands of books in their communities to share their love of reading with others.

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23 November 2015

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Reading Hack and The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award

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)?