Are you looking to build your skills in a volunteer capacity?

Do you have:

  • a passion for supporting and working with young people and adults who have dyslexia and other learning disabilities?
  • a desire to gain not-for-profit and social enterprise experience?
  • a willingness to roll your sleeves up?

Well, we are looking for you, welcome to the Dear Dyslexic Foundation.

Dear Dyslexic Foundation (DDF) is a dyslexic-led grassroots, social enterprise with charitable status. Our vision is to empower young people and adults with learning disabilities to reach their full potential. DDF gives young people and adults a platform to share their lived experience of dyslexia and other learning disabilities. Our service model is built upon peer-led support principles and we use storytelling to give dyslexic individuals, their parents, and carers a voice as a means of empowerment and self-advocacy.

We work to:

  • Raise Awareness of Dyslexia through direct action and education
  • Celebrate stories of people living with dyslexia
  • Carry out research to ensure our work is informed by evidence

DDF operates under a social model of disability, whereby dyslexic individuals are properly supported according to their individual needs. We actively seek to address the many challenges that dyslexic individuals face, including barriers to diagnosis, lack of visibility, acceptance and inclusion in school and employment, and access to support services.

DDF is seeking enthusiastic people to fill the roles of:

Importantly you will have a willingness and the capacity to roll up your sleeves and help us move from start-up to scale up. You will need to be able to commit a minimum of 10 hours a month in supporting the CEO and the board.

In return for your time, you will be part of an enthusiastic, driven, well supported social enterprise making a real chance at a national, state and local level for young people and adults with dyslexia across Australia.

These roles are not for the faint-hearted so if you think you have the drive, commitment, and passion to help us work towards our vision then please contact Shae Wissell CEO and Founder [email protected] or 0448 295 513.

Alternatively please send through your CV with a covering letter addressing the selection criteria to [email protected] 

Applications close 5 pm on the 21st of August 2020.

We cant wait to hear from you.