Community Ambassador for Waihi/Whangamata

Whangamatā, Waihī

Would you be interested in assisting teenagers and adults in your local community who are struggling with basic reading and writing skills? We offer training and ongoing support for those who are passionate about helping their community. In New Zealand, 35% of teenagers are below the standard level of literacy, which can have a significant impact on their overall wellbeing, employment opportunities, finances, and self-esteem. By working with us, you can help make a difference in your local community and help change people's lives by building awareness of our free services. As a local ambassador, you will represent us in your community and help promote our free reading and writing services by establishing and maintaining relationships with local organizations, businesses, and community minded individuals. This may involve distributing posters, leaflets, and student contact cards when visiting libraries, community centres, main employers, attending community network meetings or volunteer meetings, events, and expos on our behalf, and advocating for our services to reach those in need. We know that 1 in every 10 New Zealander struggles with literacy-your goal is to reach those in your community so that they get to know about RYALT and that we are here to help them. This flexible opportunity requires you to report back to the Community Coordinator on a fortnightly basis with your feedback. You will also be part of a community of Regional Ambassadors who can share their experiences and provide support to one another on our virtual community of volunteers. We will provide you with initial training and give ongoing support.

  1. An individual who is sociable, possesses excellent communication abilities, and derives pleasure from conversing with others. 2. To have knowledge of, or be willing to learn about literacy issues. They must also have some form of awareness and compassion for the plight of preliterate individuals and the transformative power of literacy. 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:

Flexible depending on the time you have to invest in this opportunity but usually up to 1 hour per week/4 hours per month

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.

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