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4 October 2017

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A Day in the Life of a Reading Hacker: Aimee

“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”

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20 November 2017

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A Day in the Life of a Reading Hacker: Mikey from Staffordshire

“We used the project fund to by arts and crafts materials, then ran activities to make Yoda stick puppets, personal lightsabers, and lightsaber bookmarks.”

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31 August 2017

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How to keep volunteering after the summer

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

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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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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? Meet new people and give back to your community? Volunteer in your local library this summer!

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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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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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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)?