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Literacy Tutor


About Depaul

Depaul is a homeless charity providing accommodation and support through hostels and outreach services. Depaul believes that everyone should have a place to call home and a stake in their community. Our aim is to work with those who are socially excluded and marginalised by providing a quality led service in order to produce the best possible outcomes for those accessing our services. We work in partnership with central and local government, housing associations and other non-governmental organisations such as the society of St Vincent de Paul.

What's Involved

Reading and Writing are considered essential skills in almost every walk of life. Depaul work with people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. We strive to provide services that assist people with all aspects of their lives.

In our work we come in contact with very vulnerable adults and for many struggling with literacy skills is a daily reality. Therefore we are seeking a volunteer to work alongside service users developing their literacy skills. This must be approached with the utmost sensitivity and empathy. For many people even admitting they have literacy issues is extremely difficulty. The approach for this role is to spend time getting to know our service users and slowly introduce literacy assistance. If you have skills to assist people with literacy issues and are also understanding and patient then we would love to hear from you. Volunteer Induction will take place on Wednesday, 29th May at 5.30pm.

Further information about volunteering with Depaul available here

What's required for this position

Patient: Friendly: Kind: An ability to work alongside people who may have low self esteem: An ability to work as part of a team: An ability to take direction: Good communication skills: Ability to show empathy:

  • Community Development/ Social work
  • Education/ Training
  • Hospitality/ Befriending
  • Personable Skills

Level of English required for this role:
Fluent English

Times and commitment required for this role


Minimum time commitment: 1 year

Other Details

Location of volunteering opportunity:
Dublin South City - Christ Church

Also available in these counties
Dublin - City, Dublin - Fingal, Dublin - South Dublin County

Screening details for this role:

  • Garda Vetting
  • Informal Interviews
  • References
  • Application Form
  • Identification Check (photo ID etc…)

Volunteers will be provided with the following supports:

  • Support/ advice/ recognition
  • Supervision
  • Initial induction and training
  • Reimbursement of expenses
  • Insurance cover
  • Ongoing training opportunities

Age restrictions:
Over 18

Is this opportunity suitable for groups/teams of volunteers?

Benefits you will receive as a volunteer

Development of personal and professional skills. A unique opportunity to be part of an organisation working to change lives and end homelessness.

Getting there

Dublin Bus, Luas,

  • This opportunity is posted by:
  • Volunteer Centre: Dublin City
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