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      Volunteer coffee morning - South West

      Come along to our open coffee morning to find out more about how you can volunteer and make a difference

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      Where?

      Pret-a-Manger
      Clark’s Village
      Street
      BA16 0BB

      When?

      Friday 12 January 2018 between 10am and 12pm

      What will you be doing?

      Come along to discuss current volunteer opportunities with our fundraising team in Somerset.

      We believe that volunteering should be good fun – why use your spare time doing something you don’t enjoy?! So we promise we won’t ask you to do something you’re not interested in, or ask you to do more than you feel comfortable doing.

      We have loads of fun volunteering roles available, from organising social events like concerts, coffee mornings or pub quizzes to speaking to schools and social clubs about our work. There’s guaranteed to be a volunteer role that’s right for you.

      Why do we need you?

      Fundraising is vital to support our work, which includes medical research into hearing loss and tinnitus, local care and support services, helping people with their hearing aids, and providing information to help people manage their condition.

      We want to reach even more of the 11 million people affected by hearing loss, and fundraising events 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:

      • Friendly, enthusiastic and desire to make a difference in the lives of people with hearing loss.
      • Good organisational skills, be confident talking to the public and happy to approach members of the public.

      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 90% 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
      • Volunteers also have the opportunity to attend other training relevant to their 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

      Transport

      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.

      What next?

      Thanks for taking the time to read these details. We hope to see you at the coffee morning!

      Ready to apply to become a Fundraising Volunteer? Excellent! Please complete our online application form.

      Or, if you would like an informal chat about this role, please contact your local Community Fundraising Manager - Will Brookes.

      Email: will.brookes@hearingloss.org.uk

      Call: 07435970960

      Apply now