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Volunteering Opportunities

Are you interested in volunteering with Dyslexia Scotland?

We regularly recruit enthusiastic, determined and motivated volunteers to assist Dyslexia Scotland in a number of national and Branch roles. 

We offer a wide range of volunteering opportunities for individuals, so why not join our network of over 100 volunteers to meet new people, to develop your skills and to make a difference. See our latest Volunteer Newsletter here.

Please see below for the roles that we are currently recruiting for (Sept 2017):

  • Volunteer Helpline Advisor (Stirling-based): we are looking for three volunteers to help on our Helpline on our afternoon shifts (Mon/Tues/Wed/Thurs 2:00-4:30pm or Fri 2:00-4:00pm) or our morning shifts (Tues/Wed/Fri 10am-1pm).  You should have excellent listening skills, the ability to put people at ease on the telephone and to keep a level head when dealing with difficult or distressing calls. You can learn more about this role here and how you can get started here.

Two days of induction training will be provided (in early October). If you are interested in applying for this role, please complete our volunteer registration form and return it to and she will be in touch to organise a meeting with you. 

If you have any further queries about this role, please email or call 01786 44 66 50.


  • 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: Fife, Forth Valley, Hebrides, Lochaber, Oban and Lorn, Glasgow, South West. 

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

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