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Become a Volunteer Reading Coach with ALT

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ORGANIZATION: Adult Literacy Trust

  • 2 people are interested

"Before I never used to open a book because I thought I couldn’t read but now I can. I used to think it was boring reading before but now I don't." - from a learner working with an ALT Reading Coach

The Adult Literacy Trust (ALT) wants to help adult learners break the cycle of poor literacy by offering them personalised reading support.

We offer one-to-one literacy support as a complement to formal teaching in education settings. We are dedicated to ensuring that adults who wish to improve their literacy skills - and to increase their life chances - receive the help they need to become confident readers.

Would you like to support an adult learner to become a confident reader? We are looking for volunteers to become trained Reading Coaches and work with adult learners on a one-to-one (or sometimes one-to-two) basis.

What it looks like in practice:

* Meeting a learner weekly, on-site at their college campus, typically before or after their formal classes for about an hour a week

* Building a constructive relationship with a learner

* Helping to check the learner’s understanding, build their confidence in reading, and provide support where needed

* Helping the learner practice skills they’re learning in the classroom and encourage confidence and resilience so that they persist with their studies

Where and when:

ALT is partnered with a range of colleges across London as we assign you to a location that works for you. All our locations are listed on our website here: Our Volunteers - Adult Literacy Trust (alt.org.uk).

The timings are flexible - ALT match you to a learner based on your respective availability. Typically, most ALT sessions take place sometime between 10am-6pm, Monday to Friday.

More opportunities with Adult Literacy Trust

No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.

About Adult Literacy Trust

Location:

2D CARLISLE PLACE, London, Greater London SW1P 1NP, GB

Mission Statement

ALT’s mission is to recruit and train volunteer Reading Coaches who can provide support to adults in reading, targeting the staggering number of adults in the UK who have very poor literacy, lacking basic skills beyond primary school level or less.

Description

The Adult Literacy Trust provides adults with one-to-one support to improve their reading skills and confidence, as a complement to formal education provision, ensuring that individuals who wish to improve their literacy skills receive the help they need to become successful readers, and to increase their life chances.

Delivered through a network of specially trained volunteer Reading Coaches, our charity works closely with learning providers - such as Further Education Colleges and Institutes for Adult Learning - to assist people from some of the most disadvantaged communities who could benefit from enhanced support, strengthening learners’ outcomes from their participation in adult community education.

CAUSE AREAS

Community
Education & Literacy
Women
Community, Education & Literacy, Women

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

We have opportunities across London0United Kingdom

(55.37805,-3.43597)
 

SKILLS

  • Tutoring
  • Mentoring
  • Literacy / Reading
  • English as a Secondary Language (ESL)
  • Adult Education
  • Reading / Writing

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1 hour per week, term time only. The timings are flexible – ALT match you to a learner based on your respective availability. Typically, most ALT sessions take place sometime between 10am-6pm, Monday to Friday.
  • Volunteers need to speak and write English well enough to communicate clearly. Have a minimum education of a secondary school level or equivalent (i.e. hold a GCSE or equivalent, in any subject). Be willing to undergo a DBS check (provided by ALT)

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