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Library seeks volunteer literacy tutors

Noosa Library Service is seeking volunteer tutors to help deliver its Community Literacy Program.

Tutors work one-on-one with program participants to help improve their literacy and numeracy skills.

“Given almost half of Australians aged 15-74 years have literacy skills below the minimum level required to meet the demands of an increasingly knowledge-based society, this program is invaluable,” said Noosa Council Manager of Library Services, Kerri Contini.

“Not everyone is comfortable in a formal or traditional education environment and so this program presents an alternative, offering a community-based service in a supportive environment where people feel safe and comfortable – their local library.

“The program suits people who may have difficulty undertaking a broad range of day-to-day tasks such as reading to their children, completing forms, understanding instructions, and managing the family budget.”

Volunteer tutors will undertake a 12-week Volunteer Community Adult Literacy Tutoring Course.  The course will commence in February and will be held at Noosaville Library.

Tutors will receive a Certificate of Attainment after completing the course.

“The contribution of volunteer tutors is incredibly worthwhile and can help change the course of participants’ lives,” Ms Contini said.

Applications can be downloaded from the Noosa Library Service website: www.libraries.noosa.qld.gov.au/adult-literacy or by contacting the Community Literacy Coordinator on (07) 5329-6534 or via email to libraries@noosa.qld.gov.au.

Applications close 18 January 2015.

The Noosa Library Service Community Literacy Program has been operating for nine years.

For more information phone Noosa Library Service on (07) 5329 6534.

31 December 2014


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