Literacies Volunteer

  • VO35334


Learning and employability run a variety of groups for people to improve their reading, writing or number skills. When learners first contact the service they are met by a member of staff who finds out exactly what it is the learner wants to learn - the learner is then matched into a group to work on their learning plan. Groups are run by paid tutors with the support of volunteers. The tutor manages the groups overall learning and the volunteers help the tutor with this. Depending on the volunteer's experience/interests, there is an opportunity sometimes to become more involved in preparing work for the learners.
Many learners lack confidence and volunteers provide a crucial role in supporting and encouraging learners. There are also sometimes opportunities for one to one tutoring.

Initial training for all volunteers last aprox. 6 months (Aug-Dec) during the day.

Organisation aims and objectives

To provide lifelong learning opportunities for adults, particularly working with people at all levels to improve their reading, writing or number skills.










Minimum Commitment: 6 months


Experience required: Good listening skills, commitment to ethos of lifelong learning, keen to do training, reasonably confident with their own literacy and numeracy skills, and happy to work with a variety of people. Initial Training for all volunteers lasts aprox. 6 months.
Travel details: In a variety of venues around the Stirling Council area although our main literacies base is in the Cowane Centre in Stirling.
Minimum age: 18


Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Basic travel expenses can be reimbursed
Training details: Induction training covers background information on this work and teaching methodologies. Ongoing training covers a variety of topics from first aid to training on computing or resources. Volunteers all have a tutor contact support and handbook.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer,
Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet

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