Volunteering opportunities at the BDA

"I would highly recommend any member volunteer for the BDA. Volunteering has been a great experience for me. Since the beginning, I have been open to opportunities, which has allowed to me develop as a practitioner, a researcher and as a person. Whilst developing personally, you are also contributing to the development of others, the profession, your specialist area, your department and your Trust." Kirsty Martin-McGill, BDA Specialist Group Volunteer.

To help us achieve as much as possible as the only body representing the whole of the dietetic profession in the UK, we rely on our proactive member volunteers who give their time, energy and expertise to a range of vital roles. As a relatively small profession, it’s in all of our best interests to showcase the impact and value of our dietetic workforce, and we count ourselves extremely lucky to currently have over 1,000 proactive BDA members in vital volunteer roles.

Discover how you can get involved in a number of interesting volunteering opportunities with the BDA.

"Learn new transferable skills, meet new people, add to your CPD and advance your profession!"

Ways to volunteer your time or expertise:

Depending on how much time you have to volunteer, these are the types of opportunities you can get involved in:

Join the conversation

  • join the food and nutrition conversation on social media and help amplify the expert dietetic voice, over the growing 'noise' of so-called celebrity experts and fad-diet champions online.


  • the work of the BDA by sharing your new ideas, new pilot studies or your innovative new ways of working/practising to help the wider profession. Get in touch
  • support our annual campaigns which raise awareness of the impact and value of dietetics such as Dietitians Week
  • influence your local political representative, key stakeholder or other AHP using a range of our useful influencing tools and resources
  • as a leading dietitian, be asked to become a BDA ambassador and represent the profession on key parliamentary groups and to key stakeholder and decision makers nationwide.

Write or review for us

Support the profession

Represent the profession

Promote the profession

  • be asked to become a Media spokesperson (where key skill/location gaps are identified) and represent the profession in national and local media
  • become a BDA advocate and invite / encourage your dietetic colleagues to join the BDA membership community

Meet some of our current volunteers

Read about their their experiences of volunteering with us