​​​​Adult literacy tutor


We connect Tasmanians to learning and information, their history and their communities. 
We also connect people from around the world to Tasmanian resources.  
Our Volunteer Program offers a volunteer-friendly environment where volunteers work alongside and are supported by paid staff to value-add to our collections, services and programs. 

Key responsibilities
Adult Literacy Volunteer Tutors contribute to the statewide 26TEN strategy to raise adult literacy and numeracy levels in Tasmania.  This includes providing literacy and numeracy support that meets individual needs or groups, using strategies as agreed with the Literacy Coordinator or other supervisor.  This may include but is not limited to:
  • preparing learning activities that supports literacy skills development and learner needs 
  • meeting regularly with learners and reporting on their progress
  • encouraging independent learning and helping learners access our facilities and services
  • helping learners use literacy software where appropriate
Volunteers work as part of a team of staff and volunteers, and participate in activities under the direction and guidance of the local Volunteer Coordinator, Adult Literacy Coordinator or other nominated staff members.

Skills, experience and attributes

We are looking for Adult Literacy Volunteer Tutors who:
  • have good communication, organisational and listening skills
  • are willing to gain or develop digital skills as needed
  • are sensitive, patient, understanding and respectful of learner needs
  • are flexible, enthusiastic and willing to embrace change
  • understand the boundaries of the learner-tutor relationship 

Role requirements

Volunteers must:
  • support our strategic goals and values
  • comply with the Tasmanian State Service Code of Conduct (State Service Act 2000) and our service commitment
  • act in our best interests 
In addition, you will need:
  • a current Registration for Working with Vulnerable People 
  • a completed Volunteer Commitment Agreement 
  • demonstrated adult learning, literacy and numeracy tutoring skills or willingness to undertake training to develop these skills

Potential benefits

Our volunteers make an invaluable contribution to our programs and services and enrich the lives of many.  Our volunteer base is diverse and includes people of all ages and backgrounds who bring their unique experience, enthusiasm and knowledge to the role.  Many volunteers gain satisfaction by making a positive difference in their local community and learning new skills.