Literacy services volunteer
Help members of the community develop their reading and writing skills
Literacy Services helps people develop their literacy, numeracy, speaking and listening skills.
If you are interested in applying for a place in an upcoming training course, refer to the Prospective Literacy Volunteer Handbook[344KB] and submit your expression of interest. Ensure that you include any qualifications, experience and recency of practice as there is a selection process.
The next course will start on Monday 17 July 2023 at Baringa Community Centre. Applications close Monday 5 June 2023.
|Week 1||Monday 17 July 9:30 am – 12:30 pm||Introduction to Literacy Volunteering|
|Week 2||Monday 24 July 9:30 am – 12:30 pm||Literacy Resources (session 1)|
|Week 3||Monday 31 July 9:30 am – 12:30 pm||Reading (session 1)|
|Week 4||Monday 7 August 9:30 am – 12:30 pm||Reading (session 2)|
|Week 5||Monday 14 August 9:30 am – 12:30 pm||Writing (session 1)|
|Week 6||Monday 21 August 9:30 am – 12:30 pm||Writing (session 2)|
|Week 7||Monday 28 August 9:30 am – 12:30 pm||Listening and Speaking|
|Week 8||Monday 4 September 9:30 am – 12:30 pm||Literacy Resources (session 2)|
|Week 9||Monday 11 September 9:30 am – 12:30 pm||Evaluation of Literacy Volunteering|
For more information, visit the Literacy Services section, or email [email protected].
Literacy Volunteer duties include:
- tutor individual learners in one-on-one sessions or in a class
- assist with English Conversation Circles
- lesson plans and record keeping
- participate in professional development.
It is important to be tolerant, patient, flexible and skilful at listening. It is ideal if Literacy Volunteers have a sense of humour and good language skills.
To become a Literacy Volunteer you need:
- good literacy and communication skills
- empathy for people with limited literacy ability
- reliability and availability
- integrity and the ability to maintain confidentiality.
Why you should volunteer at Sunshine Coast Libraries – from library volunteer Warren