This volunteer role is available in Powys
About the role
- To provide support and advice to hearing aid users, their families, carers, community groups and professionals at monthly walk-in clinics.
- (optional) visit service users within their homes, residential or day-care centres.
- undertake basic maintenance on hearing aids such as re-tubing and battery replacement
recommend other agencies that may be beneficial to the service user, such as the Sensory Impairment Team
- monitor the number visits carried out and feedback to Volunteering Logistics Co-ordinator
- promote the work of Action on Hearing Loss
- meet with other volunteers to discuss the project and suggest any improvements
The length of each information session can vary, from a few hours, to a full day. The level of commitment depends entirely on you.
Skills, knowledge and experience
- knowledge of or willingness to learn about issues affecting people with a hearing loss
- friendly, reliable and approachable manner
- ability to listen to questions and to answer appropriately
- happy to work with a wide range of people especially older people
We offer full, on-going training for all volunteers including a one-day induction programme and further training specific to the volunteering role.
This may include accredited training in understanding hearing loss, hearing aid support and basic maintenance and information sessions including those run by our Action on Hearing Loss Cymru.
What will you gain by becoming a volunteer for us?
- training – learning new skills, and gaining up-to-date knowledge of issues affecting people who are deaf or hard of hearing
- experience – meeting new people in different situations, building new friendships with other volunteers, building self confidence
- 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
- the opportunity to try other volunteering roles within Action on Hearing Loss
You will need to be able to travel locally to different places, either by car or public transport.
Expenses will be reimbursed, according to our Travel and Subsistence policy.
Support and supervision
Regular support will be given by your Volunteering Logistics Coordinator, especially in the early stages of your role as you settle in. You will also receive informal support from other volunteers as you work together and attend each other's sessions.
For more information about this role, or to apply, please contact the Volunteering Team, Alternatively you can complete our online application form.
Address: Action on Hearing Loss Cymru, Anchor Court (north), Keen Road, Cardiff, CF24 5JW.
Tel: 02920 333034