Volunteers Week (1-7 June) is a great time to celebrate and thank all of our wonderful volunteers for all that they do for Dyslexia Scotland.
Dyslexia Scotland has a long history of involving volunteers. Over 40 years ago, a few parents were the first to create a local group. The organisation then grew from this small group of passionate parents. We now have over 200 volunteer ‘roles’ across the organisation – these include our Directors, Ambassadors, President (Sir Jackie Stewart OBE) and Vice-President (Julia Trotter MBE), national volunteers and Branch volunteers. Many of our volunteers wear several ‘hats’.
We currently have 36 active national volunteers (and 7 ‘resting’ volunteers), who are supported by me, as Volunteers Manager. They have a variety of roles:
- Resource Centre Volunteer
- Admin Volunteer
- Helpline Advisors
- Media/Social Media Volunteers
- Events Volunteers
- Career Development Service Mentors
- Young Ambassadors
- Young Ambassador Mentor
- Adult Network Facilitators
- Adult Network Helpers
- Awareness Speakers
We have over 100 Branch Volunteers in 18 Branches, supported by National Development Officer, Lena Gillies. Our Branches cover Scotland from Dumfries and Galloway to Caithness! They aim to raise awareness and understanding of dyslexia by holding meetings which are open to the public. If you’d like to be added to your local branch mailing list, just drop them an email – you can find their contact details on each branch page.
I am not recruiting any national volunteer roles at the moment, but if you are interested in getting involved as a Branch volunteer, volunteers are needed in Fife, Forth Valley, Hebrides (Stornoway), Lochaber. Please contact Lena at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
If you would like to help in other ways, for example, writing a blog or an article for our members’ magazine, be interviewed for our podcast, fundraise for us or have an information stand at your workplace etc. see our flyer here.
Thank you again to all of our wonderful volunteers, for all that you do for dyslexia awareness and Dyslexia Scotland!
Helen Fleming, Volunteers Manager