Do you live in a rural community? Do you enjoy networking within your local community? Would you like to help teenagers and adults in your community who struggle with the basics of reading and writing?
Rural Youth and Adult Literacy Trust provide free reading and writing coaching for rural and/or isolated youth and adults that dont have access to a main Literacy centre in the city. Our service is free, one one one and student centred. We can provide the lessons online, over the phone or face to face if needed.
Over 1 in 10 New Zealanders struggle to read and write. Living with low literacy impacts so many aspects of life including health, finances, employment opportunities, wellbeing and self-esteem. This work changes lives and it makes a real difference. We are looking for local ambassadors to represent us in your rural community - to help spread the word about our free services by helping us build and maintain relationships with local organisations and people. It will include distributing posters, leaflets (or telling us where to send them), attending community network meetings, events and lots of talking so we can help our low literacy youth and adults reach their potential. This opportunity is flexible. You will need to report back to the Community Coordinator at least once a month with what you have been doing. You can request for help at any time. You will also be part of a community of Regional Ambassadors who will share their experiences and give each other support. By taking on this volunteering opportunity you are helping to achieve the following United Nations Sustainability Goals ; Goal 4 - Quality education Goal 10 - Reduced inequalities
Note: Applicants must be at least 16 years old to apply.
Up to 4 hours a month (hours not fixed).
This volunteer role offers flexibility but is more suited to a long term commitment and therefore not suitable for people who are looking for employment. However, we do have various short term roles available.
The first step is to express your interest by filling out the form below. We will then put you in touch directly with the organisation for more information on the role and how to proceed.