How do I become a volunteer?

Volunteers are vital to the success of our service. The work of our volunteers is very important and valued by our centre. We currently have over 700 enrolled students. If you are interested in working with us, please call in for a chat. We are always happy to welcome new tutors to our team.


What does a tutor do?

A tutor works with adults who are looking a ‘second chance’ at education. Adult education and literacy tuition are very different to learning in school. The emphasis being more on the needs and interests of the learner. Very often, adults with literacy difficulties had a negative experience of school and it is a very brave decision for them to return to education. An adult literacy tutor supports adults in developing their reading, writing, spelling or numeracy skills. You will help build their confidence and enable them to achieve their personal and/or work-related goals. You must be very empathetic towards your learners and those who might have been left behind in mainstream education.


What do I need to be a tutor?

No experience is needed to work as a volunteer tutor. You do not have to have a degree or any specific qualifications. We do, however, ask that you have good literacy and numeracy skills and are confident in your ability to communicate with others. Full training is provided for literacy tutors. If you feel you have sufficient skills to teach I.T, Maths or another subject, call in for an informal chat with our Adult Literacy Organiser, Kathleen Dunne.

Our next tutor training course will commence on 20th February 2018