bookbug volunteer – dumfries and galloway

Purpose and Aims of the role

Would you like to support our staff in promoting storytelling and reading to parents and children at our Family Outreach Service in D&G? Could you spare 2 hours a month?  Our service would like to recruit Bookbug Volunteers who will introduce stories/songs to help foster a love of books to Parents and their babies and children.

what will i be doing?

  • Facilitating Bookbug sessions
    • Encouraging Parents to read stories and sing nursery rhymes and songs to their children
    • Reading a book to a child
    • Helping staff with reading lists
    • Supporting families to read together

    what skills can i bring to this role?

    • Good communication and listening skills
    • Ability to encourage and motivate parents to participate in activities
    • Experience of working with adults from diverse backgrounds

    what qualities do i need?

    • Friendly nature
    • An enjoyment of reading
    • Be enthusiastic, flexible and committed
    • Friendly, helpful and understanding
    • Reliability

    when will i be needed?

    • 2 hours per month


Dumfries, Annan, Lochmaben, Castle Douglas.

what will i gain from the role?

  • A sense of satisfaction in helping families with reading, confidence and achieving their full potential
  • Practical experience of working with children and families
  • Experience of  group work

what support will i be given?

  • Induction
  • Child and Adult protection training
  • Expenses – all out of pocket expenses will be reimbursed
  • Supervision and support from your manager / coordinator
  • Bookbug training

Additional Information

For all roles involving regulated work with children and/or protected adults, Aberlour will require the applicant to submit a PVG Scheme Record or a PVG Scheme Record Update application.  This opportunity is subject to the completion of satisfactory references and successful registration on the PVG Scheme.

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