We know you’re busy, so here’s how much time you might need to free up.
The length of each session can vary, from 2-3 hours.
Normally sessions take place mid-day during the week. The level of commitment depends entirely on you.
- Hearing screening checks
- Giving information on hearing aids and hearing loss
- Equipment demonstrations
- Signposting to other services
- 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
Here’s what we think could be beneficial
You will need to be able to travel locally to different care homes around Salford whether by car or public transport.
Support and supervision
We value your time and commitment and want to make sure you enjoy 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 Regional Communications Officer, 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
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. We’ll give you full training and pay your expenses.
- Training – learning new skills, and gaining up-to-date knowledge of issues affecting deaf and hard of hearing people
- Experience – meeting new people in different situations, building new friendships with other Action on Hearing Loss volunteers
- Fulfillment – knowing that your support at events and as an Action on Hearing Loss representative will make a real difference to those who receive it and raise 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
- Gain knowledge & experience & support your local community
You will be required to complete a Disclosure and Barring Service check (formerly CRB)
Thanks for taking the time to read these details. Ready to apply for this role? Excellent! Please complete our online application form.
Feel free to get in touch first if you have any questions.
Tel: 01273 840960