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      Activities Support Volunteer - Bath

      Support the activities of people who are deaf and have additional complex needs and abilities. We welcome applicants who are native BSL users, trained in BSL, or studying towards the qualification.

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      Where?

      Supported Living Services, Educational Day Services, Bath Outreach Service within Bath Care & Support

      When?

      Various Hours/Days (regular commitment preferred)

      What will you be doing?

      As Activities Support Volunteer, you’ll perform some or all of the following tasks:

      • Support the activities of people who are deaf and have additional complex needs and abilities
      • Assist them with fun activities such as cooking and gardening or sports and creative activities
      • Attend shopping trips, go to the cinema, and participate with other community activities
      • Assist with drama sessions and performances
      • Assist with sales and community events
      • Operate within the person-centred planning ethos of our Care and Support services, which encourages individual choices for personal development, lifestyle, social and educational skills.

      What skills do you need?

      Here’s what we think could be beneficial:

      • Awareness and knowledge of equality and diversity.
      • Awareness of issues affecting people confronting deafness, tinnitus and hearing loss, and people who have learning difficulties and/or mental health support needs.
      • Committed to the wellbeing of others.
      • Friendly and positive attitude.
      • Empathetic and active listener.
      • Open-minded and non-judgemental
      • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively.
      • Reliable, trustworthy and honest.
      • Preferably, at least Level 1 British Sign Language skills and knowledge or experience.

      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, 92% of our volunteers would recommend Action on Hearing Loss as a good place to volunteer.

      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 polic
      • 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.

      Disclosure

      You will be required to complete a DBS check (previously CRB), as your work will include working with vulnerable adults.

      What next?

      Thanks for taking the time to read these details.  Ready to apply for this role? 

      Excellent!

      Please complete our online application form or, if you are interested and would like an informal chat, please get in touch with us. We would be delighted to hear from you.

      Email: Volunteering@hearingloss.org.uk

      Call: 01273 840960

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