Why is literacy important?
We know that low literacy impacts a young person’s:
- Success at school
- Job opportunities and earnings
- Physical health and mental wellbeing
- Life expectancy
Once you sign up as a Literacy Champion, you may have the opportunity to get involved in specific projects with the National Literacy Trust and our partners, receiving further training and support.
Our monthly Literacy Champion newsletter will keep you updated on volunteering opportunities with our national literacy programmes, fundraising initiatives, and nationwide campaigns.
If you live or work within one of our National Literacy Trust Hub areas, you may be asked if you’d like to work directly with the local team in your area as a supported volunteer. You would receive further training specific to your community, be invited to volunteer at local events, and be a part of a supportive volunteer community.
Make a difference
Make new friends
Get a CV boost
Learn new skills
Be part of your community
Fundraise for literacy
Want to organise your own fundraising event or activity to support our work? We have lots of fundraising ideas to help get you started. Whatever you decide to do, we'll be here to support you and help bring your idea to life!
Do you have a question about volunteering?
Once you sign up to become a volunteer Literacy Champion, we’ll send you all the information you need to get started.
Have questions about being a Literacy Champion? Check out our frequently asked questions.
If you have any more questions, need further support, or would like to report an issue with a current Literacy Champion or their work, please contact our team at email@example.com