Reading Sparks Volunteer

This 2 year project aims to encourage a greater interest in science and technology in children and families.

We are looking for a group of young people, aged 14 to 18, to help develop family reading and science activities in libraries and promoting them on social media.

Filming some activities will also be a requirement.

In terms of time commitment, meetings (at a time to suit everyone) to discuss new ideas will probably be monthly, but this will depend upon what events we are planning.

Events will probably happen after school, on Saturdays and school holidays, so it's important you're available at these times. 

Libraries, Library, reading 


  • Strong interest in science
  • Lots of ideas for events that promote science to children
  • Experience of making and / or editing films
  • Young people looking for experience in events, social media and filming
  • Those wanting to work with children


  • No criminal record (DBS) check required
  • Suitable for 14yr olds
  • Suitable for 15yr olds
  • Suitable for 16 year olds
  • Suitable for Families - (under 16's with an adult)
  • Suitable for Under 18's

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Availability Details

This opportunity is flexible and meetings and events will occur at a mutually convenient time and place that can be discussed within the group.


Portsmouth Central Library
Guildhall Square

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