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Literacy services volunteer

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[355KB] 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 19 July 2021 in Kawana. View the course dates. Applications close Monday 14 June 2021. To apply for a future course, submit your expression of interest as above.

For more information, visit the Literacy Services section, or email literacy.services@sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au.

Locations

Once the course is completed, tutoring can take place online or at any Sunshine Coast Library, either in a class or 1:1

Typical duties

Literacy Volunteer duties include:

Requirements

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.