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      Why volunteer with us?

      Your satisfaction is important to us. So when you volunteer with us, we'll support you to develop skills, gain qualifications, try new things and improve your confidence.

      Volunteer satisfaction

      Our volunteers tell us they meet great people and have fun while supporting a cause they care about.

      In our recent volunteer satisfaction survey, 91% of volunteers said they would recommend us as a good place to volunteer, and 94% agreed that they found their volunteer role motivating and interesting.

      They told us:

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      "Since volunteering I have regained a sense of purpose in my life and feel able to try new things, personally and professionally. I've learned so much."
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      "The training is excellent and so interesting."
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      "I feel really valued and very well looked after - it is the best thing I have done in my life."

      You can view our Volunteer satisfaction survey results.

      You give, you gain

      With us, when you give, you gain – your way.

      Gain transferable skills and work experience

      Volunteering gives you the opportunity to develop skills that will be useful in any workplace, such as teamwork, communication, resilience and taking initiative.

      Enhance your CV

      Volunteering demonstrates your motivation and commitment and help your CV stand out from the crowd. Plus, you can consider a role that will address any skills gaps in your experience and give it a go.

      Access to qualifications

      As a volunteer with us, you will be eligible to work towards an NOCN (National Open College Network ) qualification called 'Understanding Hearing Loss', part of the NOCN-accredited training module ‘Working with People who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing’.

      Meet new people

      You'll be joining a friendly team where you'll get to meet people from all walks of life. Volunteering's a great way to meet people and be part of your local community.

      Do something you enjoy

      If you get a kick out of setting up your own events or enjoy spending time talking to people, you might find a few of our roles would suit you. We know that when we choose to spend our time doing things we love we feel more fulfilled and more motivated, often motivating others with our enthusiasm without even trying - all while making a difference in our communities and to our wellbeing.

      Build your confidence

      Volunteering's a great way to expand your horizons. You'll be meeting new people and trying things that you may otherwise not experience. Doing something useful and productive with your free time is a great confidence booster.

      Make a difference to people in your community

      We're very ambitious about shaping a better future for the 11 million people who are deaf or have a hearing loss across the UK. You can help us make a real difference to people affected in your community by sharing your skills, experience, energy, enthusiasm and commitment. We couldn’t help the people we do without the support of our wonderful volunteers.

      Feel inspired?

      We have a wide range of volunteering roles so you can find the perfect fit for you. Take a look at our current Volunteering opportunities or, if you've found a role already then fill in our Volunteer application form and take the first important step. If you have any questions you can contact us on 01273 84096 (telephone), 18002 1273 840960 (Next Generation Text) or email volunteering@hearingloss.org.uk

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      Meet our volunteers

      Our incredible volunteers make a real difference, whether giving support to people with hearing loss in the community, or helping in our offices - we couldn't reach the people who need us without our them.

      Read their stories