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      Adopt a Tin Volunteer

      To identify businesses within your local community who could display a collection tin within their premises to receive donations from passers-by. To co-ordinate all aspects of this activity: delivering, collecting and returning funds to Action on Hearing Loss and replacing the donation tin.

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      All funds raised will support Action on Hearing Loss’s vital services and make a life changing difference to deaf and hard of hearing people in your local area and throughout Northern Ireland.

      Suggested tasks:

      • Identify businesses within your local area
      • Approach businesses to ‘Adopt a Tin’ by displaying a tin in a high footfall area of their business. Written confirmation much be obtained from the business.
      • Co-ordinate this activity:
      o Deliver donation tins to businesses
      o Collect donation tin when it is full and return it to head office
      o Replace donation tin with an empty one
      • Keep an accurate record of where each donation tin is, who the main contact is and when it was last collected
      • Be an ambassador for the charity in your local area
      • Work closely with the Corporate & Community Fundraising Manager, keeping them updated and aware of any issues

      Skills needed:

      • Good communication and interpersonal skills to build relationships and motivate people to support Action on Hearing Loss
      • Knowledge of your local area and a good network of contacts in the area

      Training/learning needed:

      Action on Hearing Loss NI offers full, on-going training for all volunteers including a one-day induction programme and further training specific to the volunteering role.


      The level of commitment depends on the volunteer.


      The location of this role depends on the individual but would generally take place in their local area.

      Support and supervision:

      Regular 1:1 support will be given to you by the Corporate & Community Fundraising Manager.

      Benefits of volunteering:

      • 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.


      Some volunteers are required to complete an Access NI check. Whether or not a check will be carried out will depend on the nature of the role(s) you will undertake.

      What next?

      Thank you for showing an interest in volunteering with Action on Hearing Loss. If you are interested in becoming an Adopt a Tin Volunteer, please complete and return a volunteer application form, or contact the following if you have any questions:

      Regional Volunteer Manager
      Action on Hearing Loss NI
      Harvester House
      4 – 8 Adelaide Street
      Belfast, BT2 8AG
      Tel/text: 028 90239619
      Fax: 028 90312032

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