Action on Hearing Loss are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to help with the organisation of an exciting cabaret fundraising event to be held during Deaf Awareness Week 2019. The evening will host a variety of performers, including musicians, poets and comedians. We need volunteers to help us publicise and prepare for the event and to provide support on the night.
Various locations around Liverpool.
Approximately 10 hours over 11 weeks (weekly hours dependent on planning stages of the event).
What will you be doing?
As Events Assistant Volunteer, you’ll perform the following tasks:
- support with social media publicity
- support with distributing flyers and posters
- support with developing a ticketing system and monitoring sales
- support with sourcing press contacts
- support with sourcing high quality raffle prizes
- support with setting up event on the night and selling merchandise.
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. Supporting a fundraising event 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:
- social media savvy
- IT literate
- confident communicating with local businesses
- reliable and friendly.
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, 92% of our volunteers would recommend Action on Hearing Loss as a good place to volunteer!
Regular support will be given by your own Volunteer Manager 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 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." 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
- the opportunity to attend other training relevant to the 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? Excellent!
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