How to apply
Support your local Hear to Meet social Coffee Mornings for adults affected by deafness, tinnitus and hearing loss. Our social groups offer invaluable support, friendship and social interaction to people who may have become isolated by their hearing loss.
Coffee Mornings are held in Bembridge, Freshwater, Newport and Ryde
A regular monthly commitment is required; actual times and days to be agreed.
What will you be doing?
As Hear to Meet Volunteer, you’ll perform the following tasks:
Why do we need you?
Not everyone realises the impact that losing your hearing can have on your social life. Our Hear to Meet befriending groups make a huge difference to people who may have become isolated by hearing loss. We depend on our fantastic volunteers to help us run this important service
What skills do you need?
Here’s what we think could be beneficial:
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:
What will you gain?
Our volunteers receive the following benefits:
You 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.
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