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      Information and Outreach Volunteer- Scotland

      To provide information on deafness, hearing loss, tinnitus, and the services that Action on Hearing Loss Scotland offer to a variety of people including older deaf and hard of hearing people, carers, local community groups, schools and professionals.

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      Where: Various locations around your local area

      When:  When most convenient for you

      What will I get out of it?

      • Free 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.
      • Fulfilment - knowing that information you provide will make a real difference to those who receive it, and raising deaf awareness throughout society as whole.
      • Support and supervision - Regular support will be given, especially in the early stages of your role as you settle in.
      • Opportunities - to try other volunteering roles within Action on Hearing Loss

      What skills and qualities do I need?

      • Willing to learn, or have existing knowledge about issues affecting deaf and hard of hearing people, particularly older people
      • Friendly, reliable and approachable manner
      • Happy to work with a wide range of people especially the elderly
      • Confidence in speaking to individuals, groups and professionals

      What will I be doing?

      • Deliver taster deaf awareness sessions, or on specific topics (e.g. Tinnitus during Tinnitus Awareness Week) if requested by client group.
      • Set up information stands using display boards, leaflets, equipment and offer hearing checks (via laptop).
      • Check whether venue is accessible (e.g. loop facility, quiet room, good lighting) and bring portable loop if needed.
      • Seek out new contacts and book talks or stands in your local area.

      Want to get involved?

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