During the summer holidays I worked in Braintree Library as a volunteer to encourage young children to read over the holidays. As 839,622 teenagers volunteered library_volunteerlast year, I thought I would give it a go and I must say, I thoroughly enjoyed it and will definitely be volunteering again next year. All the staff were really friendly and I made quite a few new friends too. It has boosted my confidence in talking to children and I have started reading a lot more too. I would definitely recommend volunteering in the library next year as it is also something good to put on your CV and give you the opportunity to develop confidence, social skills, employment opportunities and literacy skills. Shauna.