Giving Back

Become a VolunteerONBIDA is a primarily volunteer run organization serving the 1 in 10 people with dyslexia, their families, and the professionals who support them. Here is your chance to help ensure that individuals with a language learning disability have the opportunity to lead a productive and fulfilling life. Email volunteers@idaontario.com if you are interested in any of the following volunteer positions!

Available Volunteer Positions

Media communications

We are looking for someone to help with the technical aspects of hosting occasional webinars and webcasting.  Let us know if you can help!  Email us at vp@idaontario.com.


This volunteer position offers an interested candidate the opportunity to join the dynamic Board of Directors of this registered charitable association founded in 2004. The mission of ONBIDA is to promote literacy through research, education, and advocacy. We promote programs for the 1 in 10 people with the learning disability of dyslexia as well as their families and the professionals that support them. We believe that learning to read is a right, not a privilege.

We offer our Directors:

  • The opportunity to use talents on one of our committees
  • Interesting challenges and learning experiences
  • Professional development training at each Board meeting
  • A feeling of worth and pride in serving our mission
  • The opportunity to make a difference
  • The opportunity to network with both board and international members


ONBIDA welcomes qualified individuals interested in presenting at our Webinar Series, Speaker Series and Annual Conference to submit a proposal. Please submit your proposals to info@idaontario.com.

Special Event Volunteers

These volunteer positions offer interested candidates the opportunity to support Board Members with the variety of events we run throughout the year.

Information Distribution Network – Year-Round
Would you like to raise awareness in your community and let your networks know about dyslexia and language learning disabilities? If so, we can provide you with a variety of materials that you can distribute locally to let families and professionals know about early identification, where to find help and how to access information through ONBIDA. Connecting your community could change someone’s life forever.

Word on the Street Festival - Toronto
September 23th , 2018

ONBIDA exhibits on Literacy Lane alongside other non-profits to greet festival attendees and hand out information about dyslexia and ONBIDA. This is the largest literary festival in Canada and is an extraordinary day filled with excitement. Volunteers are needed to work a minimum 2 hour shift in partnership with 1 – 2 other volunteers between 9 am and 7 pm during these times. Volunteers are required for general duties during booth set up and take down while volunteers for exhibit hours need to be comfortable discussing dyslexia and ONBIDA.

Annual Conference - Toronto
Fall 2018

ONBIDA is now planning it's next conference that will enhance understanding of dyslexia and the best teaching practices for individuals with dyslexia. We welcome your participation, large or small; in the planning stages and/or on the day of the conference. Planning positions include programming, venue coordination, and marketing while event day volunteers can choose from door monitors, registration desk, lunch assistance. Some positions available are suitable for students to earn high school credit.

Email volunteers@idaontario.com if you are interested in getting involved!