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Volunteering Opportunities

Are you interested in volunteering with Dyslexia Scotland?

We have recently achieved the Investing in Volunteers award, so we really value the amazing role that volunteers take in supporting our work. You can see our Volunteer Policy 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 see below for the roles that we are currently recruiting for :

1) Branch volunteers (across Scotland)

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: Fife, Forth Valley, Hebrides, Lochaber. 

If you are interested in getting involved in one of our branches, please contact National Devlopment Officer, Lena Gillies ( or call 01786 435 127.

2) Microvolunteering: don't have a lot of time to get involved, but want to help in other ways?  We have a number of opportunities to help raise awareness about dyslexia, tell your dyslexia story or fundraise for us. 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 member's magazine
  • Hold an information stand at your workplace/school/college/university/local library - we can send you some of our leaflet packs
  • Sign up for a sponsored event and fundraise for us.

You can see our microvolunteering flyer here.  If you would like further information in getting involved in the above ways, please email Volunteers Manager, Helen Fleming - or call 01786 446650.

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