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Writing Class Mentor

The Super Power Agency is a creative writing and mentoring programme based in Leith that aims to improve levels of literacy, self-esteem and fosters aspirations among under-resourced 8-18 year olds. Volunteers will work with small groups of pupils to develop their writing skills through workshops, providing a supportive and encouraging presence that will help to keep pupils focused on the task at hand.

About Super Power Agency

Founded in 2016, The Super Power Agency aims to improve the lives and literacy rates of some of Edinburgh's most under-resourced young people. Through a range of writing workshops, interdisciplinary creative programmes and the help of community volunteers, we aim to empower children and young people (8-18 years) through literacy. We are currently working with Leith Academy, with plans to expand to other schools and youth-serving organisations in Edinburgh and beyond.

Experience Required

No formal experience is required, yet a positive attitude and willingness to listen and support children and young people is essential.

Training Details

New volunteer training and orientation occurs on the first Monday of each new month, 18:00 – 20:00 (with the potential to increase in frequency).

Flexibility & Commitment

Term Time

2 hours per week, during term time.

Location/Travel Details

Currently, Leith Academy. But Organisation is expanding. EH6 8JL


No expenses paid.

Accessibility Details

  • Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet