Libraries seek volunteers
  • Thursday 24 December 2009

Make it your New Year’s resolution to give something back by volunteering as a tutor for the Adult Literacy Program at Sunshine Coast Libraries in 2010.

The library program is seeking volunteers to assist adults to read and write at a functional level, as well as teach basic numeracy and computer literacy skills.

Tutors can volunteer at Beerwah, Caloundra, Kawana or Maleny Libraries. Noosa Library will also seek volunteers later in the year around March.

Full accredited training will be provided through 12 three-hour contact sessions.

Learning Communities Manager Ross Duncan said people often took for granted the ability to read and write.

“There are many members of our community who struggle with the daily tasks of reading and writing, skills which many of us take for granted,” Ross said.

“Volunteering at libraries gives people the chance to give something back and makes a huge difference in someone’s life by helping them to develop these basic literacy skills.”

The Adult Literacy Program at Sunshine Coast Libraries is a Skilling Queenslanders for Work initiative from the Department of Employment, Economic Development and Innovation.

Training session numbers are limited and interested people are advised to book early.

Information packs and application forms are available by calling the program coordinator on 5499 5414 or Caloundra Library on 5491 1255.