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Literacy & Numeracy Mentors for local schools


Literacy & Numeracy Mentors for local schools

Suas Educational Development


At a Glance

  • Start Date:01/01/2019
  • End Date:31/05/2019
  • Closing date:31/01/2019
  • Post Updated:20/12/2018
  • Min Hours:
  • Role Type:Youth work



Suas is an Irish literacy charity, working in designated disadvantaged (DEIS) schools across Ireland through our literacy and numeracy mentorship programmes. 

As a Suas volunteer, you will support children in one of our local schools in Limerick City. Our volunteers have been proven not only to significantly improve children’s literacy, but we’ve also seen huge improvements in children’s self-confidence.

We run two types of projects:

Literacy support

Reading one-to-one with a child. 

Numeracy support

Working one-to-one with a child through our devised numeracy programme. The maths involved is a very basic level, and we provide full training on everything you will need!

Is training provided?: Yes

Please note that Garda Vetting is required for this position.

Tasks that the volunteer(s) will be expected to undertake:

  • Commit to attend all sessions 
  • Completion of our online application form

Skills required for this role:

  • Patience
  • Enthusiasm 
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Comfortable working one-on-one with Children

Minimum time commitment per week:
2 hour p/week

Additional screening required for this role:
Literacy - one hour, twice a week for eight weeks (16 hours in total) during school hours Numeracy - one hour, twice a week for seven weeks (14 hours in total) during school hours


If you have any questions about this role please feel free to get in touch:

Name: Lesley O'Brien

Address: Suas Educational Development, Floor 1/2 Unit 3, Whitefriars, Aungier Street, Dublin 2


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