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Helpline Volunteering Opportunities

Helpline volunteers to support our national helpline.

Our helpline is the only national, free helpline service for dyslexic people. Our team of staff and volunteers offer confidential, impartial advice, information and sign posting. If you have a demonstrable understanding of dyslexia, good listening skills and a friendly telephone manner, we’d love to hear from you.

If you have any questions or would like to discuss the role before applying, please

What can a volunteer expect from the BDA?

  • A clearly defined role so you know exactly what to expect from the role
  • BDA support, including a named supervisor who will offer on-going support and regular supervision
  • Appropriate training for the role
  • Insurance cover under the BDA’s Public and Employer’s Liability Cover

Read what our current volunteers have to say about their experience of working on Helpline.

"I enjoy helping people with the huge range of challenges that come with being dyslexic."

Read more here