Location can be fixed within a drop in setting or home based.
Various locations available at HU3, HU5, HU6, HU7, HU8, HU9, HU16, HU17, HU18, YO25
Fixed project role, Morning and afternoons available 2 – 5 hours a week.
What will you be doing?
As Data Input Volunteer you’ll perform the following tasks:
• Accurate transfer of data and information from paper to database.
• Record hearing aid interventions carried out.
• Perform other general administrative tasks, such as filing
• Support Action on Hearing Loss staff with other tasks as needed
• Follow Action on Hearing Loss policies and regulations
How will your time make a difference?
Your work will support our Hearing Aid Support Volunteers who provide a valuable service to people who depend on their hearing aids for day-to-day tasks and social interactions.
What skills do you need?
Here’s what we think could be beneficial:• A genuine interest in working for charities
• Good administrative experience
• PC skills including the use of Microsoft Office suite
• Good organiser and communicator
• Eye for detail
• Knowledge of using laptop or mobile tablets.
• The ability to work with others whilst using your own initiative.
• Excellent attention to detail.
What support will you get?
We value your time and commitment and want to make sure you are enjoying volunteering with us.
In a recent survey 90% of our volunteers would recommend Action on Hearing Loss as a good place to volunteer.
Regular support will be given by your own staff supervisor, especially in the early stages of your role as you settle in. You can also receive informal support from other Action on Hearing Loss volunteers and staff as you work together.
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.”
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:
• Learning in the role – staff and other volunteers will show you the ropes and support you to develop the skills needed to deliver
• Open College Network Accredited training options – learning new skills relevant for your role, 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 – reasonable expenses incurred as a result of your volunteering will be reimbursed in line with the Action on Hearing Loss expenses policy
• Opportunity to try other volunteering roles locally with Action on Hearing if desired
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?
If you are interested and would like to discuss the role in more detail, please feel free to get in touch.
Call: 01273 840960