Learning Support Facilitator

  • VO55227


Do you have a willingness to support an individual to learn in a flexible way that is tailored to their needs? Do you have knowledge or an interest in a particular subject that you would like to share with someone? Or do you simply just want to support someone in an encouraging environment to learn something new? If this describes you, then Lead Scotland would like to hear from you! Lead Scotland empowers and removes barriers for individuals with disabilities to access education and lifelong learning opportunities. This is achieved by matching suitably skilled volunteers with a learner. We are keen to hear from individuals with a range of interests and/or skills. Some examples include: Basic Literacy and numeracy, ICT skills (both basic and advanced), Languages, History, Music, Arts and Crafts. Some practical skills you could offer may also include: Scribing and typing notes, Accompanying a learner to a learning environment, Use of appropriate technology, Supporting an individual in their home environment.

Organisation aims and objectives

Develop learning opportunities for disabled adults, support life long learning. Train and support volunteers in the delivery of LEAD services










Lead are extremely flexible with our volunteers in support of your other commitments. However, in order to ensure consistence with learning we would prefer a minimum commitment of 2 hours per month.


All of our volunteers go through the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) which requires a minimum age of 18 years.
Experience required: Good communication. Ability to be open and supportive, Non-judgemental and non-discriminatory, Ability to maintain confidentiality, A positive attitude to disability, Reliable and punctual, Willingness to participate in any relevant training.
Travel details: Volunteering can take place in a variety of settings to suit both the learner and volunteer: Learner's home; Colleges and other education environments; Libraries and local community centres etc.
Minimum age: 18


Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Out of pocket expenses are paid on a monthly basis. A car mileage allowance is paid at 40p per mile and any other expenses (e.g. bus/train fares) are paid through a display of receipts.
Taster available: Yes
Training details: Lead offer both one to one and group training as part of the induction. There will also be regular on-going training. Volunteers are regularly supported by the Learning Coordinator.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer,
Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet

Last updated a month ago

Please note, organisations are currently experiencing a large volume of enquiries from people looking to help out. They may not always be able to meet this demand so please be patient, you may not receive a quick response or be assigned to a role.