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Role Details

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Role Details

Support you will receive

We are looking to train Volunteer Reading Coaches to work with adult learners on a one-to-one basis. What it looks like in practice: • Meeting a learner weekly, on-site at their college campus, for about an hour a week • Building a constructive relationship with a learner • Helping to check the learner’s understanding, building their confidence in reading, and providing 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.

Activities you will be doing
Befriending, Buddying & Mentoring
What skills are required for this role
Language Skills, Reading & Writing

Why these skills are required

ALT are looking for volunteers who are: • Good communicators, with strong reading and listening skills • Friendly, warm, and approachable • Reliable and punctual • Empathetic, patient, and non-judgemental • Have an ability to explain things in a simple manner • Passionate about literacy and its importance

What is in it for you

• Satisfaction in helping learners make progress • New knowledge and skills from participating in ALT’s in-depth volunteer training • Making new connections • Experience in coaching and mentoring • Experience of supporting learners to overcome barriers

Time Commitment

1 hour per week minimum for ideally at least 1-2 academic terms. ALT sessions take place during term-time only.

Application Process
Role Type
Suitable For
18 and over,18+
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