We recently sent a mail out to all Community Centres in Australia asking if they use the services of volunteers. As a result several Community Centres contacted the Hotline to let us know about literacy and numeracy classes they run and if they use volunteer literacy tutors, and we have now included them on our database.
The Hotline regularly receives calls from community member wishing to assist adults with improving their reading and writing. Volunteers are then referred onto community centres, libraries or other literacy services who can coordinate the program, including training volunteers, providing learning resources, matching them with students and providing a place to learn.
Please let us know if your organisation uses volunteers. If you do, we may be able to refer on both potential learners and volunteers.