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


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:


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.