Suas: Reading or Maths Buddy Volunteer

Volunteer as a Reading or Maths Buddy in the New Year

Suas is Ireland's leading children's literacy charity. We provide one-to-one support to children in disadvantaged schools across Ireland who are struggling with reading and maths. To provide this intensive support, we recruit and train hundreds of volunteers each year to work with individual children.

As a Suas volunteer, you will support children in a local disadvantaged school. 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:

  1. Reading
    Reading Buddies do paired reading with children for one hour, twice a week for eight weeks (16 hours in total).
  2. Maths
    Maths Buddies play very simple maths games with children for one hour, twice a week for seven weeks (14 hours in total).

Successful volunteers commit to complete all training and all sessions with the children to whom they have been assigned. This commitment ensures that we have the best possible outcome for the children we work with.

We are now recruiting for volunteers for our projects in Spring 2020. These projects will begin from late January to early March and run for a period of 7 or 8 weeks. To apply, please fill out our online application form which is available on our website at this link:

We will be accepting applications until the end of December 2019.


Cork, Dublin, Galway, Limerick, Ennis & Waterford

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