Lead Scotland (Dundee)

Charity registered in Scotland SC003949

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


Current opportunities

Do you have a willingness to support an individual to learn in a flexible way that is tailored to their needs? Do you have basic knowledge of how to use a computer and/or tablet that you could share with someone in a comfortable and supportive environment? If this describes you, then Lead Scotland would like to hear from you! We are keen to hear from individuals who feel confident to share and pass on some basic computer skills. You are not required to be a computer genius – just someone who is fairly confident to use a computer or tablet for sociable and practical activities. Some practical skills you could offer may include: Demonstrating how to turn on/off a computer; How to use basic functions such as Microsoft Word; How to surf the net to perform simple tasks – such as using social networking sites (Facebook/Twitter/Skype), playing online games, doing online shopping or browsing websites. Lead Scotland are keen to support volunteers to volunteer in roles of their choice.

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.

A Learner of Lead Scotland has written a novel which is just over 50,000 words. His ambition is to get his novel published. He intends to do this by sending the manifest to a Literary Agent. Prior to doing this he would like somebody to proof read his work to ensure sentences make sense and spelling and grammar are correct. Learner has produced his novel using Pages on an iPad. He has used the dictate function or asked his carers to transcribe as he is unable to type and his vision is poor. He has transferred documents (with the help of carers) from his iPad to his computer where he has saved his work. Ideally learner would prefer somebody to visit him in person. So this opportunity would commence when visits in person can safely resume. He would like somebody who has good knowledge of the English Language, any experience/knowledge of how to publish a book would be advantageous but not essential. This opportunity has no fixed term - it will end once the book has been proof read and completed