Where?The Arts Depot, Finchley
When?The performance will take place on Friday 16th March 2018.
Rehearsals take place on Wednesday evenings, and nearer to the time will also take place on Sundays (you are welcome to attend rehearsals, but you are not required to).
What will you be doing?As Volunteer BSL Interpreter, you’ll perform the following tasks:
• Interpret a performance of the musical, Made in Dagenham. The audience of 350 will consist of a mix of hearing and d/Deaf people.
• Attend some rehearsals in the lead up to the performance, if you would find this beneficial.
Why do we need you?The performance is being held in aid of Action on Hearing Loss. Offering BSL interpretation opens the performance to our beneficiaries, and will also serve as a powerful demonstration of where money raised by the performance can be spent.
What skills do you need?Here’s what we think could be beneficial:
• Qualified BSL interpreter (at equivalent of NVQ Level 6)
• Comfortable communicating in front of a large crowd
• Committed to supporting the work of Action on Hearing Loss
What support will you get?We value your time and commitment and want to make sure you are enjoying volunteering with us.
In a recent survey 90% 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 with Action on Hearing if available
TransportYou 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?
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.
Call: 01273 840960