Where: Various locations around your local area
When: Times vary depending on your availability
What will I get out of it?
- 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 the information you provide will make a real difference to those who receive it, and raising 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.
- Develop a track record of working in structured environment
What will I be doing?
- Assist in the promotion of the Big Lottery Fund ‘Moving On’ service for young deaf and hard of hearing people in Central Scotland and Tayside.
- Attend events and present to groups about the benefits of engaging with ‘Moving On’ Employment Advisers
- Engaging 1 on 1 or in a group situation with young people who are deaf or have hearing loss
What skills and qualities do I need?
- Ability to work with a wide range of people.
- Ability to present to a group of people.
- Friendly, patient, reliable and approachable.
- Knowledge of social media.
- Knowledge of or willingness to learn about issues affecting deaf and hard of hearing people
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:
- Full training provided on technology and online services
- Sessions on Manual Handling, Dealing with the Public, and Equipment
- Volunteers also have the opportunity to attend other information sessions.
You will be required to become a member of the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme for this role.
Want to get involved?
- Contact the ‘Moving On’ Team