Colin from Sorell shares the rewards of being an adult literacy tutor volunteer.
"As a former high school teacher I can fully appreciate the benefits the individualised learning experience the 26TEN, Libraries Tasmania program affords.
I personally find it rewarding to be able to offer the flexibility of content across both literacy and numeracy our clients need, at both a time and place convenient to them, in an encouraging atmosphere.
It is satisfying to see clients grow in confidence and self- esteem as new skills are learnt and goals achieved, things which they previously may have thought were unobtainable."
There are over 1300 adult literacy volunteers around Tasmania. They work with Libraries Tasmania to support people who want to build their skills in reading, writing, spelling and maths. If you are interested in finding out more, please visit the Libraries Tasmania website.