The number of children who completed the Summer Reading Challenge in Redbridge rose by 13% in 2013 and the extra support provided by volunteers was integral to this rise. By giving children that valuable one to one attention, volunteers improve the children's experience of the challenge and of reading.
Lewisham Libraries' Service Development Manager Jo Moulton gave us an insight into her experiences of the Summer Reading Challenge and the benefits that it has brought to children, volunteers and librarians.
We're working in partnership with ASCEL on their Arts Council England funded Library Development Initiative. Here You can view the presentation given by Claire Styles, our Young People Programme Manager, at the workshops here and download the presentations given by young people, librarians and youth co-production practitioners.
Hopefully your volunteers will gain many benefits from being part of your volunteering scheme: new skills, new friends and work experience being just a few. Find out more tips for recognising volunteers' work and links to accreditation schemes