Outreach Information Volunteers raise awareness and understanding of hearing loss and deafness by giving talks to community groups with the aims of increasing understanding of hearing loss, deafness and tinnitus, raising awareness of the work of Action on hearing loss and promoting involvement with Action on Hearing Loss.
Tasks are to:
- Deliver a variety of talks, either Action on Hearing Loss information, or on a specific subject, tailoring it to the needs of the group (materials and information will be provided).
- Become familiar with the range of Action on Hearing Loss information and local services.
- Answer questions from the audience and distribute information if appropriate.
Training will be provided.
Skills needed are:
Confidence in speaking to individuals groups and professionals,
Knowledge of, or willingness to learn about, issues affecting deaf and hard of hearing people,
Friendly, reliable and approachable manner,
Ability to listen to questions and to answer appropriately - making a note of questions for Action on Hearing Loss staff if you are unable to answer in full.
Benefits Gained are.
Listening and communication
Planning and organising
- Age restrictions
Yes 18 and over
- DBS check required
- Equal Opportunities Policy
- Expenses reimbursed
- Health and Safety Policy
- Ongoing support
Yes support from staff in finding, booking and assessing assignments.
- Training provided
- Volunteer induction
One day induction Training and Role specific training
- Volunteer Policy
- Volunteers covered by insurance
- Written role description
When can I volunteer?
Start Date: 03/06/2014
End Date: 26/05/2021
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