In Person Literacy Coach-Thames


Are you passionate about literacy and making a positive impact in your community? Look no further! The Rural Youth and Adult Literacy Trust (RYALT) is seeking a dedicated volunteer literacy coach in Thames to provide valuable support to an adult student in need. You will meet with the student at the local library or community centre.

As a Literacy Coach, you have the opportunity to give back and make a real difference in someone's life. It's a fulfilling and enjoyable role that allows you to share your love for learning while empowering others to reach their full potential.

What we're looking for:
We welcome individuals with or without teaching experience, as we provide comprehensive training, ongoing supportand resources. Your enthusiasm, patience, and commitment are what matter most.

Why become a Literacy Coach?

Make a positive impact: Empower an adult student to overcome literacy challenges and unlock new opportunities.
Personal fulfillment: Experience the joy of witnessing your student's progress and growth.
Training and support: We provide all the necessary training and ongoing guidance to ensure you feel confident and prepared.
Community connection: Connect with like-minded RYALT volunteers and become part of a supportive network.

By participating in this volunteering opportunity, you are helping achieve the following United Nations Sustainability Goals
Goal 10 - Reduced inequalities


Calm, patient and caring personality.
Excellent written and verbal communication
Reliable and doesn't give up easily.
Training and support will be provided so no need for teaching experience.

A Ministry of Justice background check is required for this role.

Time commitment:

1-2 sessions of 30-45 mins each in person at a mutually agreed time and day per week.
Long term commitment preferred as it does take time to build trust with your student.

Getting started:
The first step is to express your interest by filling out the form below. We will then put you in touch directly with the organisation for more information on the role and how to proceed.

Ref: 2714

Apply for this role:

Address: *

Demographic information:
Used anonymously for statistics to demonstrate our impact to funders.
Other information (optional):
In applying for this position I confirm that I have read the requirements of the position and believe I have the skills and attributes required to carry out this role safely and effectively.