We aim to increase the number of older people who take action to manage their hearing loss and tinnitus. By working closely with other local organisations and community groups we want to help make their services more accessible and inclusive for people with hearing loss. You will have a vital role presenting information in your local community, and raising awareness of the work of Action on Hearing Loss.
Information talks and presentations will take place in your local community, as agreed with your Regional Information Officer.
The length of each information session will vary, from a few hours to a full day. The level of commitment depends entirely on what you are able to offer.
- Follow health and safety guidelines
- Use materials provided by Action on Hearing Loss to deliver presentations and talks
- Answer questions and provide leaflets, as appropriate
- Carry out basic hearing checks, where appropriate
- Complete enquiry forms and gather feedback to share with your Regional Information Officer
- Promote the work of Action on Hearing Loss
- Confidence in speaking to individuals, groups and professionals
- Knowledge of, or willingness to learn about issues affecting deaf and hard of hearing people, particularly older people
- 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
You will need to be able to travel locally to different places, whether by car or public transport, to deliver information talks and presentations. Expenses will be reimbursed in line with the Action on Hearing Loss Travel and Subsistence Policy.
Support and supervision
Regular support will be given by your Regional Information Officer especially in the early stages of your role. You will also receive informal support from other Action on Hearing Loss volunteers as you work together and attend each other’s sessions.
Action on Hearing Loss offers full, ongoing training for all volunteers. This includes:
- a one day induction course
- training on data collection for our information services
- accredited training in Understanding Hearing Loss
- training to use the basic hearing screening equipment
- sessions on manual handling, dealing with the public, equipment and risk assessment.
- 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 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
Thanks for considering volunteering with us. If you're interested in this role, please complete the online application form.
Feel free to get in touch first if you have any questions.
Tel/text: 028 90239619
Fax: 028 90312032