RoleTo deliver talks to Community Groups, such as: Rotary Clubs and Faith Groups raising awareness of Action on Hearing Loss work in the community and motivating the groups to fundraiser for Action on Hearing Loss.
- Training – learning new skills, and gaining up-to-date knowledge of issues affecting deaf and hard of hearing people;
- Knowledge of the latest products and equipment to support people with hearing loss
- Knowledge of the latest Bio-medical research and innovations
- Experience – meeting new people in different situations, building new friendships with other Action on Hearing Loss volunteers;
- Fulfilment – knowing that the information you provide will make a real difference to those who receive it, 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 within Action on Hearing Loss.
Deliver talks, suitably tailored to the needs of local groups (materials and information will be provided)
- Become familiar with the range of Action on Hearing Loss services in Ayrshire ;
- Answer questions from the audience and distribute information if appropriate;
- Monitor the number of people at the talk and feedback to Co-ordinator;
- Seek out new groups interested in receiving a talk;
- Promote the work of Action on Hearing Loss;
- Meet with other Action on Hearing Loss volunteers to discuss the project and suggest any improvements
- Confidence in speaking to individuals, groups and professionals
- Knowledge of or willingness to learn about issues affecting deaf and hard of hearing people
- Friendly, reliable and approachable manner;
- Ability to listen to questions and to answer appropriately – making a note of questions for Action on Hearing Loss staff to answer if unable to answer fully
- Happy to work with a wide range of people.
The level of commitment depends entirely on the individual volunteer.
Support and supervision
Regular support will be given by your Volunteer Coordinator, especially in the early stages of your role as you settle in. You will also receive informal support from other Action on Hearing Loss volunteers as you work together and shadow each other’s talks.
Action on Hearing Loss offers full, on-going training for all volunteers including a one-day induction programme and further training specific to the volunteering role.