Volunteer in Ireland

Suas Literacy Support Programme currently operates in five cities across Ireland providing literacy support for 8-14 year olds attending DEIS schools through innovative evidence based literacy support interventions. We recruit volunteers and train them to be literacy mentors on the below projects. 

Paired Reading: Volunteers are required to attend a weekly one-on-one session (approx 1.5 hours - to include travel time) with the same child for 8 weeks. This intervention builds confidence and has been scientifically proven to improve literacy. Research shows that Paired Reading is most effective when delivered in short, frequent, one-on-one sessions.

Acceleread AcceleWrite: Volunteers and participants work one-to-one 4 times a week for 5 weeks (30 minutes per session), using a computer with text to speech software to improve reading, writing, spelling, and listening skills of pupils who are experiencing literacy difficulties.

We are looking for enthusiastic and motivated mentors to join us this year to make a difference in their local communities. The success of the programme relies on mentors attending all sessions, therefore it is vital that volunteers are available to mentor for the duration of the programme.