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Do you know of a course/ teacher training I could undertake to become a literacy tutor?

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

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How can I volunteer to support literacy?

Supporting our work

Any volunteer opportunities in our offices are advertising with our job vacancies

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 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. 

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I want to teach literacy overseas. Where can I find out more information?

We do not advise on this area but suggest you visit the Volunteer Abroad website.

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The National Literacy Trust is a registered charity no. 1116260 and a company limited by guarantee no. 5836486 registered in England and Wales and a registered charity in Scotland no. SC042944.
Registered address: 68 South Lambeth Road, London SW8 1RL.