If you are interested in becoming an adult literacy tutor, you can find information on the Talent website - http://www.talent.ac.uk/.
Alternatively, the BBC Skillswise website provides information and useful links to other agencies and sources of support - http://www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise/tutors/professional-development
Supporting our work
If you are interested in supporting the work of the National Literacy Trust by fundraising, please see our fundraising and events page for more information on how to get involved.
We use members of the public as reading volunteers to support some of our targeted local projects.
The Oxfordshire Reading Campaign works across the county to improve literacy skills and promote enjoyment of reading among primary school pupils. Volunteers are providing one-to-one support in the classroom.
Literacy Champions trains community volunteers to work with families with preschool children and provide advice about supporting early literacy development.
We also work with businesses to provide volunteering opportunities for their staff. Find out more about our corporate partnerships.
Supporting literacy through other agencies
If you’re interested in supporting children's reading, there are some useful national volunteering organisations you can contact:
Alternatively, try contacting your local library or schools to see if they have any need for particular volunteers, or if they know other people who do.
There is no national organisation recruiting volunteers to support adult literacy learners, as far as we are aware. If you want to support adults , you should contact your local adult education service or further education college, to find out if they use volunteers and what training you may require. Alternatively, the Read Easy project may have a branch in your area:
The following organisations may also know of volunteering opportunities in the voluntary sector. There are too many small-scale local approaches for us to track them all.