Celebrating our volunteers
This year, in volunteers’ week, we want to celebrate all of those who are part of the team – from our formal volunteers making a difference at national and local levels to those that volunteer to speak at events, respond to Helpline enquiries, write articles, record podcasts or actively collaborate to initiate change and raise awareness.
Dyslexia Scotland is a team – a team of many people who freely give their time, skills, and passion to inspire and enable dyslexic people to reach their potential. A team who are leading the way in making Scotland a country that values the skills and talents of those with dyslexia.
This Volunteers’ Week Scotland, we thank them all and look forward to continuing together on our journey to a dyslexia-friendly Scotland.
Six trained and experienced volunteers manage our Helpline 5 days a week alongside our staff, answering 2000 calls each year, helping make a positive difference to the lives of those with dyslexia every single day.
Our high-profile volunteer Ambassadors, representing different parts of Scottish society, raise awareness of the issues faced by people with dyslexia.
Speakers, writers, podcasts
Our 18 Local Dyslexia Scotland Branches across Scotland raise awareness through talks on a variery of topics related to dyslexia. They offer a friendly space for people to know that they’re not alone. These Branches are entirely run by volunteers and always looking for new members to become part of their local team.
All those who volunteer to take small steps or giant leaps to raise awareness or initiate change in their place of study, workplace or community are taking us further down the road to a dyslexia-friendly Scotland. These are our ‘Changemakers’.
We thank those individuals, families, teams and companies who have volunteered to walk, cycle, or run, those who have fundraised through triathlons or reading challenges, and those who have arranged coffee mornings and quizzes to raise money to make a difference to the lives of dyslexic adults and children and young people across Scotland.
As with all charities, our board of trustees are volunteers. We are lucky enough to have a board of highly experienced professionals from different walks of life who share the drive and passion to inspire and enable dyslexic people in life, learning and work and create a dyslexia-friendly Scotland.
Our volunteers are a driving force for a dyslexia-friendly Scotland. If you share their vision, join our organisation.