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Volunteers Week

Thursday 30 May 2024

Volunteers' Week 2024: Monday 3 June – Sunday 9 June
Volunteers Week is celebrating its 40th year! It continues to inspire more people to make a difference!

We want to take the opportunity to formally recognise the contribution and support of our wonderful volunteers.

We have a variety of volunteers working with the BDA, from our incredible trustees, and our supportive helpline team, to all our ambassadors. We have committees, local associations, fundraisers. These volunteers generously donate their time, skills and experience, and share our passion in helping us achieve great things for the dyslexic community.

Whatever your volunteer role, we are extremely grateful for your support and would like to thank you on behalf of the British Dyslexia Association and all of the people affected by dyslexia to whom you make a huge difference.

From all at the BDA - a huge THANK YOU!

20 Helpline Volunteers give over 2000 hours of their time on the helpline each year.
The BDA Helpline is a national service for people with dyslexia and dyscalculia and those who support them. We could not offer this vital service without our volunteers who use their background skills and knowledge, along with expert training from the BDA to offer free and confidential information, support and signposting.

If you’re interested in volunteering, here’s how you can get involved.
It’s human nature to feel good after helping someone out. Volunteering can also help you gain valuable new skills and experiences, and boost your confidence.

Find out more about our current Helpline opportunities

"I enjoy working for the BDA helpline because I like to feel I can help people. The main thing is to get across to people that it’s okay to be dyslexic and that the world is your oyster!" Helen Aspden

Find out more about our exciting new Local Hubs project

"In the past 10-15 years there has been great development in the understanding and support of dyslexia, however, I found that none of this information was filtering down to people with dyslexia and their families within my local area. I will support the South Wales Local Dyslexia Hub and the BDA in raising awareness and supporting dyslexia in my local community." Lynne Powell, Local Hub Volunteer

Visit the official Volunteers Week Website