Societies | Volunteering: After School Book Club

We are not acceping volunteers for this project at the moment, however, if you would like to be placed on the waiting list for this project please email us on volunteering@shu.ac.uk.


Would you like to help primary school children develop their confidence in reading and love of books? As a small team, you will develop and run 6 fun sessions to support Y5 pupils in after school book clubs ( 3: 30 - 4:30pm.)

You will get experience of developing, planning and delivering the sessions with support from staff.

These sessions will comprise of a traditional style book club, where the pupils will discuss the key text you have chosen and interactive activities such as writing a newspaper article or a book review. These activities will be themed around set topics and will involve reading aloud, discussion, group work and presentations.


The sessions will be delivered on-line

Benefits to others

Help pupils develop skills which are linked to the raising of attainment
Help raise pupils self-confidence
Give pupils a sense of pride and achievement
Foster a love of reading

Hours per week

2-3 hours per week

Benefits to self

This is an exciting opportunity for anyone interested in a career in teaching or youth work or who enjoys working with young people. You will have the opportunity to deliver sessions and support the evaluation of the project.
You will gain skills in classroom management, presentation skills, engaging children, liaison and co-working with teachers and the evaluation of a project.

Skills/Experience required

We are looking for confident, enthusiastic people who enjoy working with young people.


Training will be given on the overall project aims, classroom management, health and safety and safeguarding.

Expenses information

Travel expenses will be reimbursed.

How to apply

Please email volunteering@shu.ac.uk to apply for the role, or if you have any questions. 


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