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We depend on the dedication of many volunteers. It’s our people who make us what we are.

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Volunteering Opportunities

We re-achieved the Investing in Volunteers award in April 2021, so we really value the amazing role that volunteers take in supporting our work. See here for some positive volunteer quotes from our Assessor's report. 

You can see our Volunteer Policy here, National Volunteers Handbook here and our latest Volunteer Newsletter here

We regularly recruit enthusiastic, determined and motivated volunteers to assist Dyslexia Scotland in a number of National and Branch roles. Please note: during the pandemic/lockdown we have had to postpone much of our volunteer recruitment. 

Please see below for other ways that you could get involved:

1) Microvolunteering

If you don't have a lot of time to get involved or are happy to help from your home setting; we have a number of opportunities to help raise awareness about dyslexia, tell your dyslexia story or fundraise for us. Flyer here. You could:

  • Like us on Facebook and share our posts
  • Follow us on Twitter and retweet our posts
  • Follow us on LinkedIn and share us posts
  • Become a member and subscribe to our quarterly magazine
  • Write a blog for us
  • Write an article/poem or create artwork for our members' magazine
  • Sign up for a sponsored event and fundraise for us.

If you would like further information about getting involved in the above ways, please email our Volunteers Manager, Helen Fleming at [email protected] or call 07714 083 045.

2) Branch Volunteers

Our branches aim to raise awareness and understanding of dyslexia by holding meetings which are open to the public.  Many of our branches are looking for more volunteers to help organise these meetings.  Could you spare a couple of hours a month to help? You don't need to be an expert, you just need to be willing to help out in any way you can - click here to find out a bit more about what's involved.  You can see all of our branches here

The following branches, in particular, are looking for volunteers: Lochaber, North East, Perth and Kinross, South East (Edinburgh and Midlothian) 

If you are interested in getting involved in one of our branches, please contact our National Development Officer, Lena Gillies at [email protected].org.uk or call 07703 183 548.

Your experience

Whatever role you are interested in, you’ll be helping to improve the lives of people with dyslexia across Scotland. In return, you can:

  • learn new skills
  • build your confidence
  • meet new people
  • challenge yourself