To help create positive change in the lives of people who are deaf or have a hearing loss through awareness-raising, campaigning and influencing.
- carrying out awareness raising activities with the public
- attending events to promote Action on Hearing Loss campaigns in Northern Ireland
- carrying out information gathering activities
- participating in consultation meetings, focus groups and research
- attending meetings with Government representatives as required
- attending political party conferences as required
- assisting with administrative needs of campaigns team eg mailings, databases etc.
- confidence in communicating with individuals and groups
- knowledge of or willingness to learn about issues affecting deaf and hard of hearing people
- friendly, reliable and approachable manner
- happy to work with a wide range of people
We offer full, on-going training for all volunteers including a one-day induction programme and further training specific to the volunteering role.
The level of commitment depends entirely on the individual volunteer.
Support and supervision:
Support will be provided by the Communications and Campaigns Manager. Regular support will be available form the other members of the Northern Ireland Volunteering team, especially in the early stages of your role as you settle in. You will also receive support from other volunteers as you work together.
Benefits of volunteering:
- training – learning new skills, and gaining up-to-date knowledge of issues affecting deaf and hard of hearing people.
- experience – meeting new people in different situations, building new friendships with other Action on Hearing Loss volunteers.
- fulfillment – knowing that the information you provide will make a real difference to those who receive it, and raising deaf awareness throughout NI as a whole.
- expenses – all expenses incurred as a result of your volunteering will be reimbursed, according to the Action on Hearing Loss expenses policy.
- opportunity to try other volunteering roles within Action on Hearing Loss.
All volunteers are required to complete an Access NI check, as some of your work may include working with vulnerable adults. Whether or not a check will be carried out will depend on the nature of the role that is agreed you will undertake.
Please complete the online application form
or contact the Volunteer Team on 02890 239 619 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you would like any further information about the role of Campaigns Volunteer in Northern Ireland, please contact:
Communications and Campaigns Manager,
Action on Hearing Loss,
4 to 8 Adelaide Street,
Tel / text: 028 9023 9619
Fax: 028 9031 2032