Volunteer Opportunities

We are always on the lookout for driven volunteers from all walks of life. Please do get in touch if you’d like to add even more to our much-valued support group or if you would be interested in applying to the positions listed below. Contact us if you have the skills and experience that would add to our supportive community in and near London. If you are able to offer some voluntary work and opportunities that could add to our ever-growing charity and future communications, email us at the address below.

Membership Manager

This is an exciting role for a committed and passionate individual who wants to put practical skills to good use with a charity. Dyslexia Association of London has a busy 2019 planned and we are looking for support in meeting the needs of our members and developing the charity’s offerings to expand our reach. Research states that 1 in 10 people in the UK is living with varying degrees of dyslexia, affecting their work and personal lives. Dyslexia London currently offers online support and some information on our website, however, we are looking to introduce practical programming such as CV clinics and educational workshops.

Job Purpose

The main job is to manage membership and to create programmes that can foster sense of community and participation among members.

Position: Membership Manager

Location: Mostly remote working, some meetings in Central London

Report to: Volunteer Development & Communications Manager

Works With: Other Volunteers

You: Very relational and empathetic towards the cause and willing to pitch innovative ideas to grow the community. Skills on WordPress and email marketing is a plus but not required.

Us: Small London-based team of volunteers (all with work in different disciplines) working for a charity that is committed to upholding the Equality Act and supporting those with learning difficulties.

Job Description:
– Set up membership database and take charge of recruiting new members
– Ensuring current members are receiving their membership dues
– Develop programs to grow the community
– Keep members up to date through various channels
– Create engagement programs where community members can participate, such as awareness and volunteer activities (i.e workshops, trainings, etc)
– Support the monthly support group

Skills & Qualifications:
– Excellent writing skills in English
– Good interpersonal and communications skills
– Understanding of all social media channels, particularly Facebook and Twitter and experience using them in a professional context preferred
– Self-starter with the ability to use own initiative and work independently
– Someone who is passionate about dyslexia and dyslexia awareness

Reimbursement of travel into co-working office (within zones 1-6) when attending meetings.

Time Commitment:

Be able to commit a day a week for a 3 month period, beginning ASAP, working remotely.

How to apply:

Please send a covering letter outlining your interest and suitability and your CV to info@dyslexialondon.org 

Volunteer Development & Communications Manager

This is an exciting role for a committed and passionate individual who wants to put practical skills to good use with a charity. Dyslexia Association of London has a busy 2018 planned and we are looking for support in meeting the needs of our members and developing the charity’s offerings to expand our reach. Research states that 1 in 10 people in the UK is living with varying degrees of dyslexia, affecting their work and personal lives. Dyslexia London currently offers online support and some information on our website, however, we are looking to introduce practical programming such as CV clinics and educational workshops.

Job Purpose

Initially to develop and manage the membership and content contributor programmes.  Further down the line, the Development Manager will seek to secure funding for their own role (if required), as well as funding to deliver a range of educational programming.  Overall the role is to champion the mission statement of Dyslexia London by raising the profile of the charity online, and through business partnerships in order to allow the charity to grow in a sustainable fashion.

Position: Volunteer Development & Communications Manager

Location: Mostly remote working, some meetings in Central London

Report to: Dyslexia London Chair

Period: 1 day per week for a minimum of 3 months- Starting ASAP

You: You will ideally have a solid background in marketing and communications, specifically digital marketing or business development and want to volunteer some of your time and expertise to a charity that wishes to provide practical and tangible support for people of all ages living with dyslexia. Or… Someone who is starting out in the field. You might have some experience, and you want to grow your skills with a hands-on project. Dyslexia London welcome people from all walks of life as long as you have passion and are able to work flexibly.

Us: Small London-based team of volunteers (all with work in different disciplines) working for a charity that is committed to upholding the Equality Act and supporting those with learning difficulties. We have a successful Google Ad campaign that is sponsored by Google non-profits and are looking for someone who can consider this when carrying out tasks.

Responsibilities:

  • Set up membership database and take charge of recruiting new members
  • Ensuring current members are receiving their membership dues
  • Build and maintain partnerships with London businesses to develop a range of services that meet the needs of our members and the dyslexic community
  • Build list of content contributors
  • Approach high-profile patrons for the charity
  • Support with regular content for social media channels, particularly Facebook and Twitter
  • Writing and uploading content for the website: blog posts, news stories (can be outsourced to team of content contributors)
  • Planning and drafting email newsletters
  • Creating and implementing digital marketing campaigns to support recruitment activities

Skills & Qualifications:

  • Excellent writing skills in English
  • Good interpersonal and communications skills
  • Understanding of all social media channels, particularly Facebook and Twitter and experience using them in a professional context preferred
  • Understanding of WordPress websites
  • Experience of e-newsletters, particularly on Mailchimp platform
  • Self-starter with the ability to use own initiative and work independently
  • Someone who is willing to get ‘stuck in’ with the work of a small charity

Reimbursement of travel into co-working office (within zones 1-6) when attending meetings.

Time Commitment:

Be able to commit a day a week for a 3 month period, beginning ASAP, working remotely.

How to apply:

Please send a covering letter outlining your interest and suitability and your CV to info@dyslexialondon.org