Our Member Volunteer Hub
We're extremely lucky to have over 1,000 proactive members undertaking vital volunteer roles
With almost 9,000 members of the BDA, in order to ensure we continue to protect, represent and promote the profession effectively, we rely on our proactive and valued member volunteers to give their time and energy across a wide range of areas.
It goes without saying that as dietitians, it’s in all of our best interests to showcase the excellent work our great profession achieves, so we count ourselves extremely lucky to currently have over 1,000 proactive members in vital BDA volunteer roles. Why not meet some of our volunteers and hear about their experiences.
Types of volunteer roles
Our member volunteer roles vary (see list on left hand column) and there are many opportunities for members to get involved depending on the amount of time you may have to contribute:
- from joining our conversations publicly on social media,
- supporting our public-facing awareness-raising campaigns such as Dietitians Week,
- sharing your experiences by writing an article for Dietetics Today,
- reviewing a popular Food Fact Sheet,
- joining a Branch or Specialist Group committee,
- joining a country or area-specific board
- or becoming a Trade Union representative in your workplace.
Undertaking a volunteer role provides you with excellent opportunities to network, learn new transferrable skills and adds to your CPD. You may even one day decide to represent the wider membership by joining your BDA Council.
Interested in getting involved?
Please check out the different types of opportunities available to you to get involved with the BDA on the left hand column and see ourLatest Volunteer Vacancies for live opportunities.
In the meantime, here are some useful tips on representing and influencing (members only) in social circles and every networking opportunity.