Volunteers needed to help adults learn to read and write
  • Tuesday 18 January 2011

Sunshine Coast Council’s Adult Literacy Program is recruiting volunteers from across the region to tutor adults in literacy skills.

Manager, Learning Communities, Ross Duncan said training for these valuable voluntary roles is offered free as part or Council’s literacy programs and provides participants with the skills to help others achieve something important in their life.

“Becoming a volunteer adult literacy tutor can be a very rewarding experience,” Mr Duncan said

“Trained tutors provide invaluable support and assistance to adults learning to read and write in a welcoming, friendly and non-judgemental environment.

The volunteer training is funded by the Department of Employment, Economic Development and Innovation’s Skilling Queenslanders for Work initiative.

Training will commence on 7 February 2011 at Kawana Library for people wishing to volunteer at either Beerwah, Caloundra, Kawana or Maleny libraries. Training for volunteers at either Noosa or Cooroy libraries will commence after Easter 2011.

As there are limited places in the program, the selection process will involve an interview.

For an information package please contact the Adult Literacy Coordinator on 5499 5414 or Caloundra Library on 5499 5444 or email Mignon.Fanton@sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au .

For more information about the Adult Literacy Program, visit council’s library website.