Our Summer Reading Challenge volunteering training presentations can be used alongside the handbook, best practice guide and templates to set up or develop Summer Reading Challenge volunteering in your authority.
You can chose from two presentations depending on your authority's experience in running a summer volunteering programme.
If you're delivering this training session, we recommend you take the following steps to ensure your session goes smoothly.
- Put aside enough time to run the session. The training sessions should take around two hours each. You can break this into half by spending an hour each on sections 1/2, and 3/4.
- Run through the presentation before you deliver it to familiarise yourself with the content
- Check the hyperlinks so you know what they click through to on The Reading Agency website.
- Print off a copy of the slides with notes. Some slides, but not all, have notes to help deliver the session.
You can show this presentation directly from Slideshare. (To make the screen full size, click the bottom right hand icon on the slidehare).
Involving young volunteers - introduction
You can also download the presentation here.
An Impact Study conducted by OPM in 2014 suggests that volunteering impacts positively on young people, enables them to make a positive difference to their local area and places young people at the centre of the volunteering offer in libraries, places an 'emphasis on developing certain sets of skills that improve employability and are known to help prepare young people for the realities of work.
Read the full report here.
Read more about the benefits of involving volunteers.
If you have any questions about these resources or need further help on Summer Reading Challenge volunteering, please contact Nici West