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      Speaker to volunteer groups - Central England

      Deliver talks to community groups with the aim of increasing understanding of hearing loss, deafness and tinnitus, raising awareness of our work and encouraging people to get involved.

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      Location

      • Warwickshire and Worcestershire
      • West Midlands, Birmingham, Coventry, Dudley, Sandwell, Solihull, Walsall and Wolverhampton.

      Time commitment

      The level of commitment depends entirely on each individual volunteer and you can give as much or as little time as you want to this role.

      Tasks

      • Deliver a variety of talks, either general talks about our work, or talks on specific subjects tailored to the needs of the group (materials and information will be provided)
      • Become familiar with the range of our information and local services
      • Answer questions from the audience and distribute information if appropriate
      • Monitor the number of people at the talk and feedback to the Fundraising Manager
      • Eventually seek out new groups interested in receiving a talk
      • Promote our work
      • Meet with other volunteers to discuss your work and suggest any improvements

      Skills needed

      • Confidence in speaking to individuals, groups and professionals
      • 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 – making a note of questions for staff to answer if unable to answer in full
      • Happy to work with a wide range of people.

      Transport

      You will need to be able to travel locally to different places to give talks, whether by car or public transport. Expenses will be reimbursed, according to the Action on Hearing Loss Travel and Subsistence Policy.

      Training

      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 half-day sessions on public speaking, manual handling, dealing with the public, and equipment.

      Benefits

      • Gain direct hands-on experience of providing information to promote the work we do to help the 10 million people with hearing loss in the UK and knowing that your efforts will make a real difference.
      • Training – learning new skills, and gaining up-to-date knowledge of issues affecting people who are deaf, have a hearing loss or tinnitus.
      • Experience – meeting new people in different situations, building new friendships with other volunteers.
      • 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.
      • Expenses – all expenses incurred as a result of your volunteering will be reimbursed, according to our Expenses policy.
      • Opportunity to try other volunteering roles within the organisation.

      What's next?

      If you are interested in becoming a volunteer and want to apply for this role, please complete our online application form, or if you have any questions about the role please contact: 

      Henry Skinner
      Regional Information Officer, Midlands
      Action on Hearing Loss
      Regency House
      97-107 Hagley Road
      Birmingham
      B16 8LA
      Tel no: 0121 450 8980
      Fax no: 0121 455 6750
      Email: henry.skinner@hearingloss.org.uk

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