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Join us as a volunteer Reading Buddy to support dyslexic individuals in improving their reading skills. Dedicate one hour per week, either in person or online, to help someone overcome their reading challenges.
Responsibilities: assist with reading practice; provide a supportive environment.; offer feedback and encouragement.
Requirements: patience, empathy and commitment; strong reading and communication skills; background check for volunteers. Help to make a lasting impact.

About Salvation Army East of Scotland

The Digital Skills team with the Salavation army has been set up to deliver digital inclustion training to the Edinburgh community.

Experience Required

Essential Skills: strong reading and communication; patience; empathy; adaptability; reliability. Desirable Skills: prior experience with dyslexic individuals; teaching or mentoring background; knowledge of dyslexia; basic technology skills; collaboration.

Training Details

E-learning modules: Access to online courses covering the fundamentals of dyslexia, reading strategies, and effective teaching techniques. Communication and empathy training: Enhancing your interpersonal skills to create a supportive learning environment for individuals with dyslexia. Technology training: Guidance on using video conferencing tools and other relevant technology for online sessions. Mentorship program: Pairing with an experienced mentor who can offer advice, answer questions, and provide ongoing support throughout your volunteering journey. Regular check-ins and feedback: Scheduled meetings with your mentor or team lead to discuss your progress, address any challenges, and celebrate successes. Networking opportunities: Connecting with fellow volunteers and professionals in the field, fostering a supportive community and facilitating the exchange of ideas and experiences.

Flexibility & Commitment


1 hour a week over 6 months

Location/Travel Details

This opportunity is available either online or at one of our city venues: 5 East Adam Street or 36 Wardieburn Drive Granton. Choose the option that best suits your preferences and schedule.


No expenses.