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Volunteering roles available in Tararua.
Keen to apply for it? Contact: or 06 354 6027.

Translator (Of written material)

Are you an outgoing, bi-lingual informative individual, who loves to make friends and share news with everyone, while helping people?
We need assistance to translate, edit, and publish local news or information about the Community (Mainly around Palmerston North) or perhaps there is some local news or information from your own native country that you would like to share? We would love to have a variety of languages and backgrounds on board, as long as you are also able to speak and translate English, as well as your native tongue. You will also need to be able to access social media, and new sites from your native country.

Location: Anywhere (work from home)

Dates/Times: Flexible depending on your availability

Literacy Coach

This position is like being a virtual tutor. You are helping a student practice reading and writing. We have found that the learners intend to practice their reading and writing - but do not. So, as a Literacy Coach, you will help the learners practice reading, writing, and spelling weekly, generally up to an hour either once or twice a week. You will need to video-conference (Zoom, Google Meet or Skype) with your learner and create an individualised plan for their learning needs. You work together to develop goals and select materials and activities to help learners reach their goals. This role is very important, and by doing it, you can change an adult or teenager's learners' lives and that of their family. You will be helping rural and/or isolated students to improve their possibilities and self-esteem. All training and support required will be provided. By participating in this volunteering opportunity, you are helping achieve the following United Nations Sustainability Goals. Goal 10 - Reduced inequalities

Location: Work from home

Dates/Hours: 1 to 1.5 hours per week

Translation Proofreader

Volunteers needed to proofread translated material, including brochures and information guides on endometriosis. Requires fluency or reasonable experience in the language being proofread, good written English skills, technical proficiency with Canva, and understanding of the translation language's culture. Must have strong communication skills, and be reliable and diligent. Computer literate and have internet access. Training provided for Canva.

Dates/Hours: Any day depending on the applicant

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Community Ambassador

Do you live in a rural community? Do you love talking? Do you enjoy working within your local community? Would you like to help teenagers and adults in your community who struggle with the basics of reading and writing? We will provide you with training and give ongoing support. Over 1 in 10 New Zealanders struggle to read and write. Living with low literacy impacts many aspects of life including health, finances, employment opportunities, well-being and self-esteem. This work changes lives and it makes a real difference.
We are looking for local ambassadors to represent us in your community - to help spread the word about our free services by helping us build and maintain relationships with local organisations and people. It will include distributing posters, and leaflets (or telling us where to send them), attending community network meetings, events and lots of liaising with community groups or businesses so we can help our low literacy youth and adults reach their potential.

Dates/Hours: This opportunity is flexible. You will need to report back to the Community Coordinator at least once a month with what you have been doing. You can request help at any time. You will also be part of a community of Regional Ambassadors who will share their experiences and give each other support through our Slack messaging.

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