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      Festival Volunteer - Alfresco Festival, Kent

      Looking for plans for the late May bank holiday? How do you like the sound of getting free entry to Alfresco Festival in Kent? We are looking for volunteers to help us to promote our ‘Love Music’ campaign and talk to people about how to protect their hearing.

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      This is the first festival we’ve been to in a while and we’re excited.  As festivals go, it’s going to be a good one! Spencer Parker and Charles Green are headlining on the Friday. Mr Scruff and Derrick Carter are headlining on the Saturday, and DJ Harvey is doing a 5-hour set on the Sunday!

      Where?

      Hop Farm, Kent

      When?

      25-27 May

      We have two free camping tickets for two lucky volunteers. You would only need to be representing Action on Hearing Loss between 10am-6pm (with breaks and opportunities to see your fav artists if we can) on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The evenings will be yours to enjoy the gig!

      What will you be doing?

      We’ll be promoting our shared love of music to the festival goers and artists alike, asking them to tell us about their most memorable gig and why music changed their lives. The goal is to promote our ‘Love Music’ Facebook group, where we hope people will share their festival experiences and we can in turn promote positive ear health in a fun, engaging way.

      We have a number of things lined up to help us engage people and start conversations. We’ll have a stall with fairground games for adults and arts & crafts activities for kids. In addition, we will also have a roaming ‘Love Music’ team, handing out earplugs, getting some stories, promoting the Facebook group and raising awareness of Action on Hearing Loss.

      Our volunteer team will help us perform some or all of the following tasks:

      • Film vox pop interviews with festival goers and artists
      • Talk to people about their love of music and how they can protect their hearing
      • Raise awareness of Action on Hearing Loss
      • Raise money with collection buckets
      • Have conversations with as many people as we can
      • Have fun!

      If you like talking people’s ears off- and LOVE music – then this is going to be really good fun!

      Why do we need you?

      Noise exposure is one of the biggest causes of permanent hearing damage around the world. In the UK, millions of people who love clubbing, gigs and festivals are at risk of permanent tinnitus – buzzing or ringing in their ears – because of the loud music. We need volunteers to join us at Alfresco Festival and help educate people about how they can continue to love music whilst protecting their hearing.

      What skills do you need?

      Here’s what we think could be beneficial:

      • knowledge of, or willingness to learn about, issues affecting people confronting deafness, tinnitus or hearing loss
      • friendly, reliable and approachable manner
      • lots of enthusiasm
      • a love for music!

      What support will you get?

      You’ll receive full support from our wonderful staff, who always want to make the experience as enjoyable as possible. There will be Action on Hearing Loss staff present for the whole weekend.

      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 will you gain?

      Our volunteers receive the following benefits:

      • 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
      • opportunity to try other volunteering roles locally with Action on Hearing if available

      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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