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Provide support on a regular basis to someone who is deaf or has hearing loss, offering friendship and support during activities and visits. We welcome applicants who are native BSL users, trained in BSL, or studying towards the qualification. This opportunity requires applicants to be over the age of 18.
Lysways Street, Walsall, West Midlands
Monday to Sunday and may be from 8.30 am up to 10pm. The length of each shift can vary from a few hours to a full day. We ask for a regular commitment, either on a weekly, fortnightly or monthly basis.
What will you be doing?
As Volunteer Befriender, you’ll perform some or all of the following tasks:
Why do we need you?
Our care and support services provide support to people who are Deaf and have additional complex needs and abilities. Our volunteers are a vital part of the team, helping the people we support to achieve their hopes, dreams and aspirations!
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.
You will be required to complete a DBS check (previously CRB), as your work will include working with vulnerable adults.
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