A volunteer with the BDA may be part of the team working in Helpline, part of the Operations team, providing administrative support to the organisation or working on a special project run by the BDA.

If you live within easy distance of the BDA office in Bracknell and would like to volunteer, we should love to hear from you. Volunteers are an invaluable resource to the BDA. You can find a list of important volunteer opportunities at the BDA below.

What can a volunteer expect from the BDA?

  • A clearly defined role before you take it on so you know exactly what it involves.
  • The support of the BDA to help undertake the role, including a named supervisor who will offer on-going support and regular supervision.
  • To receive appropriate training in the work you do.
  • To have reasonable out of pocket expenses reimbursed.
  • Insurance cover under the BDA’s Public and Employer’s Liability cover.

There may also be opportunities for those residing outside of Bracknell to work remotely.

Fundraising Events Volunteer, Bracknell Head Office

We are seeking a Fundraising Volunteer to support our plans to grow fundraising for the BDA.

This is an ideal opportunity for someone who might be looking to break into the sector to get a very good grounding in fundraising, and particularly events.

The role will support the Communications & Relationship Manager in supporting our fundraisers and liasing with event organisers.

We are open to someone who can do a minimum of one day per week (7 hours) and would welcome someone who could work up to 3 days per week (21 hours).

The activities will change throughout the next few months.

The role will be based at our head office in Bracknell. We will cover travel expense up to an agreed limit.

How to Apply

Please send an email detailing any relevant experience to date to:

Email: lizl@bdadyslexia.org.uk

Helpline Volunteers, Bracknell Head Office

We are also looking for people to help run our helpline. Do you have some understanding of dyslexia, good listening skills and have a basic understanding of email and use of the web? If so, please contact us. Training and on-going support will be given.

To apply please email helpline@bdadyslexia.org.uk

Volunteer Opportunities, Bracknell Head Office

We are looking for volunteers to assist us in our head office in Bracknell in a general administrative role as well as on our helpline. The administrative work could be copying, answering phones, taking messages, updating data, assisting with mail merges, and anything that comes under the umbrella of ‘general office duties and administration support’. Experience/knowledge of general office administration skills and basic computer understanding would be an advantage but is not essential. 

To apply: 

Please e-mail admin@bdadyslexia.org.uk