We are currently looking for volunteers in your community, whether you want to request just one collection tin or several.
The role is flexible and the amount of time you spend depends on how large an area you’d like to cover.
What will you be doing?
As Collection Tin Organiser, you will perform the following tasks:
- Liaising with shops, businesses and offices in your area to ask them to keep an Action on Hearing Loss collection tin in a prominent place.
- Collecting full tins and supplying new ones.
- Counting and banking the collected money and recording it accurately, and completing simple reports so you can keep track of how they’re doing.
- Informally discussing other ways the business may support our work (for example, if one of their employees wants to run a marathon for us) and passing leads to us.
Why do we need you?
Fundraising is vital to support our work. We want to reach even more of the 11 million people affected by hearing loss, and collection tins in your local community will be a valuable asset in helping us to do just that.
What skills do you need?
Here’s what we think could be beneficial:
- Above all, an enthusiasm and interest for Action on Hearing Loss' work. 1 in 6 people in the UK are affected by hearing loss, so there will be lots of people in your local community who understand how hard it can be to face hearing loss, and empathise with the people we help.
- Knowledge of your local area and ideally a good network of contacts in your area.
- Good communication, organisation and interpersonal skills.
What support will you get?
We value your time and commitment and want to make sure you are enjoying volunteering with us. While volunteering for us, you will be supported by the Community Fundraising Team who will;
- Be your everyday contact for any advice, ideas, information including on the legalities and best practice and any other queries you may have.
- Provide you with all the materials you need to make it really easy to transfer the money you’ve raised.
- Keep you up-to-date with the latest Action on Hearing Loss news and information and any new developments in your area.
In a recent survey, 92% of our volunteers would recommend Action on Hearing Loss as a good place to volunteer!
Here’s what our volunteers say!
“I enjoy meeting people and helping them with their queries. Hearing loss can cause frustration and isolation, leading to loss of confidence. If I’m able to improve someone’s quality of life by sharing information or raising awareness of how others can help, then that’s very satisfying.” RB
What training is offered?
Action on Hearing Loss offers full, on-going training for all volunteers including an induction programme and further training specific to the volunteering role. This may include:
• Training in Understanding Hearing Loss
• Volunteers also have the opportunity to attend other training relevant to their role
What will you gain?
Our volunteers receive the following benefits:
• Training – learning new skills, and gaining up-to-date knowledge of issues affecting people confronting deafness, tinnitus and hearing loss
• Experience – meeting new people in different situations, building new friendships with other Action on Hearing Loss volunteers
• Fulfilment– knowing that the time you provide will make a real difference to the people we support, and raising deaf awareness throughout society as a whole
• Expenses – all reasonable 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 locally with Action on Hearing if available
You may need to be able to travel locally, whether by car or public transport. All reasonable travel expenses will be reimbursed, according to the Action on Hearing Loss Travel and Subsistence Policy.
Thanks for taking the time to read these details. Ready to apply for this role?
Please complete our online application form or, if you are interested and would like an informal chat, please get in touch with us. We would be delighted to hear from you.
Call: 01273 840960