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Beards & Books

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Beards and Books is an educational programme designed to improve the learning outcomes of children across the U.K

Children's Book Reviewer

This opportunity is ongoing, with no end date.

This role includes writing reviews of children’s books, to be published on our website and social media pages. These will be read by both children and parents, and hence serve entertainment purposes yet also informative purposes regarding the suitability of certain books. You will need to present these reviews in a visually pleasing way, choosing appropriate pictures and text styles. All books for review will be provided. Skills You Will Need: -Good reading and comprehension. -Excellent written communication and ability to tailor language based on audience. -Ability to make content interesting, engaging and presentable. -Basic IT skills. -Commitment and reliability.

Hours per week


Hours details

There is a degree of flexibility, however we do require a minimum of 2 hours per week to ensure you are kept involved and up-to-date.

Training available

-All books for review will be provided. -You will be given induction training. -You will be supervised throughout your volunteering experience. -You will be given feedback and coaching throughout your volunteering.


Remote working. Head office located in Sheffield

DBS required?


Benefits to self

-Experience in reviewing books and writing. -Opportunity to enhance your CV. -Transferable skills. -Contribution to a small social enterprise that aims to improve the education of disadvantaged children and increase visibility of BAME cultures in education.

Benefits to others

One of Beard’s & Book’s key social aims is to increase the representation of BAME communities in education. Our endeavours seek to encourage children to gain a deeper understanding of the diverse range of cultures that make up modern-day British society, in particular the BAME community.

Transport details


Time commitment

2-4 hours


-You will receive induction training. -You will receive regular supervision. -You will have regular coaching and feedback.


  • ProfessionsMarketing, Online Volunteering
  • People & CommunitiesYoung People

Employability skills

  • Transferable Skills 0
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