Volunteering in the summer holiday

Wokingham Borough libraries

Wokingham Borough provide resources and services to inspire and support learning and knowledge for all. Wokingham  Libraries offers activities to help primary school aged children keep reading through the summer holidays as part of the national Summer Reading Challenge. Volunteers are needed encourage children to complete the Summer Reading Challenge by talking about books and promoting the SRC website and activities. They will help with children’s craft activities and displays in Wokingham, Woodley and Lower Earley libraries during the school holidays. Volunteers must be enthusiastic about reading. Enjoy talking to and helping children and families. Interested in craft activities. Reliable and able to make a regular commitment. Able to arrange own transport to and from the library. Please note: This volunteering opportunity is for volunteers aged 16 to 24 years only.

The Wokingham Young Carers project

The Wokingham Young Carers projects supports young people and children aged 6-18 in the Wokingham borough who are classed as young carers. A young carer is a child or young person under 18 who look’s after someone (normally in their family) who has an illness, a disability, mental ill-health or a problem with drugs or alcohol. The charity is looking for Summer fun day volunteers to help with fun days each week being held in Wokingham Borough over six weeks of the school holidays (w/c 23rd July-w/c 27 August.) They will take place on two days per week, in two locations in Wokingham Borough (these will be confirmed soon.) Activities will include rounders, football, arts and crafts and other fun activities. Volunteers will need to be physically able and enjoy being with children. They will need to commit to at least one day per week for a minimum of 4 weeks, so the children get to know the volunteers. Please contact us if you are interested.

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