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      Events Organiser Volunteer - Leicester

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      As Events Organiser, you’ll be organising the celebration event for the Peer to Peer Information and Support Project that will take place in September 2018. The project has been facilitated across Leicester City since 2015, reaching local communities and improving services.

      Funded by the Big Lottery under the umbrella of Leicester Ageing Together (LAT), the celebration will be open to beneficiaries, volunteers and professionals.

      You’ll be working alongside Beneficiaries, existing Volunteers and the Project Manager to understand the purpose of the event to showcase work and ensure accessibility needs are met.  

      You will receive full support from the Project Manager in Leicester.

      Where?

      Leicester – City

      When?

      Research and planning time will be flexible, although event will be held on a weekday.

      What will you be doing?

      As an Events Organiser, you will perform the following tasks:

      • Locate and book a suitable venue
      • Promote event using established contacts provided by Project Manager and any further contacts you may have
      • Coordinate times and refreshments for the event (may include speakers, presentation board)
      • ‘Project manage’ any additional volunteers who are supporting the preparations and playing a key role in taking activities from idea to successful completion
      • Receive help and advice from your Project Manager and Volunteer Administrator throughout the whole process

      Events don’t necessarily have to take months of planning. Focus on doing what you and the group enjoy, and think about how to turn this into a way of celebrating the essence of the local community.

      Why do we need you?

      Informative events that cerebrate success and share learning are vital to support our work and raise awareness. We want to reach even more of the 11 million people affected by hearing loss, and this event 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:

      • Above all, an enthusiasm and interest for Action on Hearing Loss' work. 1 in 6 people in the UK are affected by hearing loss, so there will be lots of people in your local community who understand how hard it can be to face hearing loss, and empathise with the people we help.
      • Knowledge of your local area and ideally a good network of contacts in your area.
      • Good communication, organisation and interpersonal skills. Bi-lingual would be desirable although not essential.

      What support you will 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

      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 within 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. 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

      Apply now