Dyslexia Scotland (Head Office)

Charity registered in Scotland SC000951

To raise awareness of dyslexia in Scotland and its related difficulties

Current opportunities

Do you have excellent listening skills and the ability to put people at ease on the telephone? Our Helpline receives calls from parents looking for information for their dyslexic child, adults looking for support in the workplace or in their studies, amongst more general calls looking for information about dyslexia. Our Helpline is based in central Stirling (5 minutes' walk from the train and bus stations and Forthside Car Park). We're looking for volunteers to join our friendly Helpline team of staff and volunteers. We are particularly looking for people who can commit to one or two of our afternoon shifts on a weekly basis (Mondays to Fridays from 1:00pm-4:30pm). Two days of training (11th and 12th March in Stirling) will be provided for this role and in return we ask for a commitment of one year on the Helpline. Please see our volunteering webpage for the registration form and more details about this role: https://www.dyslexiascotland.org.uk/become-volunteer

We are recruiting life coaches, careers advisers and employability professionals with an interest in dyslexia to support dyslexic job-seekers. A coach or mentor can be the pivotal person in a dyslexic person's life, guiding them from adversity to success. Many of our clients have had a negative experience of school or work and are deeply affected by self-limiting beliefs. Our clients also look for the support of a mentor, who will take time to support them in a helpful way, to develop effective CVs, applications and interview skills. Are you able to help? We will provide 1.5 days of training (11th and 12th March in Stirling) for this role; and reasonable travel and refreshment expenses will be reimbursed. We are looking for friendly and approachable mentors able to commit to the role for one year. The usual commitment is around 2-4 hours a week, depending on the needs of the client. We are particularly looking for people based in the Central Belt of Scotland, where we have a high demand for mentors. Please see our volunteering page for contact details, more information and a registration form: https://www.dyslexiascotland.org.uk/become-volunteer