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Volunteer Adult Literacy Tutor

Coolock Darndale Adult Literacy Service

About Coolock Darndale Adult Literacy Service

Coolock Darndale Adult Literacy Service is part of City of Dublin Education and Training Board (CDETB). We strive to support our students in developing their reading, writing, maths and computers skills. Our service operates in ten centres within the community, and we support learners with one-to-one classes and small groups, both accredited and non-accredited. It is always our aim to listen to and respond to the needs of our students and community as very best we can.

What's Involved

Volunteer Tutors are expected to work for 2 hours per week with an individual adult student. All Volunteers must undertake the CDETB Volunteer Tutor Training programme in advance of volunteering. Garda Vetting must also be completed in advance. Coolock Darndale Adult Literacy Service will be running Volunteer Tutor Training for 15 sessions between September and December 2018.

What's required for this position

Excellent standard of literacy. Ability to work in a sensitive and confidential manner with students. Excellent communication skills. Punctuality and preparation are essential in this role.

  • Computer/ Web/ ICT
  • Education/ Training
  • Multi-lingual/ Multi-culturalism

Level of English required for this role:
Fluent English

Times and commitment required for this role


Minimum time commitment: 2 years

Hours required: 2hrs Weekly

Other Details

Location of volunteering opportunity:
Coláiste Dhulaigh College of Further Education, Barryscourt Road, Coolock, Dublin 18

Also available in these counties
Dublin - Fingal

Screening details for this role:

  • Formal Interview
  • Garda Vetting
  • References
  • Application Form

Volunteers will be provided with the following supports:

  • Support/ advice/ recognition
  • Supervision
  • Initial induction and training
  • Ongoing training opportunities

Age restrictions:
Over 18

Is this opportunity suitable for groups/teams of volunteers?

Benefits you will receive as a volunteer

There is a great sense of community amongst our volunteers and students, and great reward to be taken from working with adult learners.

  • This opportunity is posted by:
  • Volunteer Centre: Dublin City
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