National Citizen Service
National Citizen Service gives you the chance to take on new challenges, learn new skills and make a difference.
I enjoyed working on the summer reading challenge with the children so much last year that I wanted the opportunity to work with them again. This year the theme is Creepy House. Working around the same principles as last year, I got the children started, gave out stickers as they read the books and gave out everything they needed as they finished as well as talking to them about the books they have been reading and giving suggestions for them to read. Other responsibilities I took on was aiding the librarians with the children's activities, organising shelves in the children's section and helping parents and children to find books to read.
The homework club runs on alternate Sundays from 1pm to 3pm with myself and another volunteer. The club is aimed at helping any child, aged 16 and under with their work, homework or other. I ensure that new children have a permission form filled out by their parents and understand all of the conditions for their children to attend the homework club. Signing the children in, helping the children with their work (to the best of my capability) and aiding them in finding resources so they can complete their work is a part of my role.
I help children get started with the challenge (which is based around the theme of Story Lab this year). I then have to hand out the correct stickers and other sheets that they need when they complete a part of the challenge; including certificates, medals, invitations and comment sheets. I also help with the activities that go on in the library, stick up the flags around the library, keep the display boards up to date, shelving children's books, tidying the children's section and creating a display book for the activities. I sometimes help children look for books or read with them and talk to parents about book recommendations and websites that will give more for the children to do.
Helping to run successful events and competitions