Hear to Help need Volunteers to provide support and advice to NHS hearing aid users at our local Hear to Help drop-in clinics.
All Hear to Help clinics take place Monday- Friday, during the day, and we ask volunteers to commit to a minimum of 3 hours a month.
As Hearing Aid Support Volunteer, you’ll perform the following tasks:
It can take time for people to get used to hearing aids, understand the different settings and learn how to take care of them. Our Hearing Aid Support volunteers therefore provide a valuable service to people who depend on their hearing aids for day-to-day tasks and social interactions.
What skills do you need?:
Knowledge of or willingness to learn about issues affecting people confronting deafness, tinnitus and hearing loss- particularly older people
What support will you get?
We value your time and commitment and want to make sure you are enjoying volunteering with us.
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.
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:
Training – learning new skills, and gaining up-to-date knowledge of issues affecting people confronting deafness, tinnitus and hearing loss
You will be required to complete a DBS check (previously CRB), as some of your work may include working with vulnerable adults.
Please find below a short video clip of our Hear to Help Clinics in Wales
If you think this role is perfect for you, and you can make a positive contribution to our service users then please contact Emma Butterfield on the information below
Community Support Officer
Audiology Entrance 3
Castle Hill Hospital