Community Ambassador for Thames


Do you enjoy working within your local community? Do you love talking? Would you like to help teenagers and adults in your community who struggle with the basics of reading and writing know about our free services?
We will provide you with training and give ongoing support. Over 1 in 10 New Zealanders struggle to read and write and have literacy levels below the levels that are needed for everyday life. Living with low literacy impacts so many aspects of life including health, finances, employment opportunities, wellbeing and self-esteem. This work changes lives and it makes a real difference. We are looking for local ambassadors to represent us in your rural community/town - to help spread the word about our free services by helping us build and maintain relationships with local organisations and people. It will include distributing posters, leaflets (or telling us where to send them), attending community network meetings, events and lots of talking so we can help reach those with low literacy reach their potential. This opportunity is flexible. You will need to report back to the Community Coordinator at least once a fortnight with what you have been doing. You can request for help at any time. You will also be part of a community of Regional Ambassadors who will share their experiences and give each other support.

  1. Outgoing person with strong communication skills and enjoys talking to people

  2. To have knowledge of, or be willing to learn about literacy issues. They must also have some form of understanding and empathy for those who are preliterate and how literacy can change lives

  3. Able to take the initiative, self-manage and be an ideas person

  4. To be passionate about your local community and local people

  5. Applicants must be 16 years and over to apply

Time commitment:

Up to 4 hours a month (hours not fixed).

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: 2760

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.