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.