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Volunteer Opportunities 

Each Specialist Group and Branch is run by a committee of motivated and passionate volunteer members. They give their time and expertise, to ensure that the profession develops and advances through education, networking and resource development. There are plenty of opportunities to get involved, click the dropdowns to find out how you can get involved today.

Why Volunteer?

With busy lives, it can be tempting not to make the time to give something back but you, and your employer, can gain significant benefits from volunteering with the BDA. The right opportunity can help you find new contacts and friends, learn new skills and even advance your career.

There are a number of benefits to getting involved with your Specialist Group or Branch committee including:

Develop valuable job skills – volunteering is a great way to discover something that you are really good at and also develop new skills. Many roles offer the opportunity to gain career enhancing skills, such as leadership, project management, marketing, and negotiating and finance management. We also offer formal training for some roles.

Make new contacts and friends – volunteering gives you the opportunity to broaden your networks and can expose you to new friends who have common interests. It is also a fantastic opportunity to meet new people who may become future colleagues or mentors. Many committee members also find it fun!

Develop the profession – working as part of a committee team, you are leading and ensuring the provision of CPD, providing vital opportunities for dietitians to network and offering them the opportunity to hear updates and best practice in a wide variety of different areas. This is contributing to the development and advancement of the profession and ultimately driving demand for dietetics.

Branch Opportunities

East Midlands Branch

The following positions are available for nomination

There are currently four members filling all of the Branch roles. The members are all experienced committee members and are offering members the opportunity to shadow their roles before taking the lead. If you are interested in getting involved please contact c.probert-baulch@bda.uk.com for further details or submit a nomination form for the role that you are interested in. 

South West Branch

The South West Branch has various committee roles available, please contact Carlena to learn more. 

If you would like to put yourself forward for a committee role, please submit a nomination form to c.probert-baulch@bda.uk.com

North West England North West Wales  

The following positions are available for nomination

If you are interested in joining this active and innovative committee please send a nomination form to nwnwbda@gmail.com  by the 28 March. 

Specialist Group Opportunities

Sustainable Diets Specialist Group

The Sustainable Group are looking for an enthusiastic committee member to join their new and innovative group as a Social Media Officer

To get involved, submit a nomination form or learn more please contact Volunteers@bda.uk.com

Older Peoples Specialist Group

The Group is welcoming all members to consider getting involved in volunteering for the committee and are in search for a Secretary to join our fantastic committee of volunteers.

If you are interested in getting involved please submit a nomination form to volunteers@bda.uk.com by noon on Friday 13 August. If you would like to have a confidential chat about the role and the expectations please drop our Volunteer Officer, Carlena an email. 

Parenteral & Enteral Nutrition Specialist Group

The committee are searching for a new Chair, please click the link below for more information

If you are interested in getting involved please submit a nomination form to peng@bda.uk.com or please email to arrange a confidential chat about the roles. 

 

Freelance Specialist Group

The Freelance Specialist Group is looking for enthusiastic and proactive members to join its committee in the following roles

Submit a nomination form to Volunteers@bda.uk.com to get involved in building a new and exciting committee!

Renal Nutrition Specialist Group

The Renal Group are looking for enthusiastic committee members in the following roles

Submit a nomination form to RenalNutrition@bda.uk.com to get involved our exciting committee!

Mental Health Specialist Group

The Mental Health Group are looking for enthusiastic committee members in the following roles

Submit a nomination form to volunteers@bda.uk.com by 18 June to get involved.