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Help us expand our information services for older and isolated people with hearing loss

Information / Advice volunteers needed for Action on Hearing Loss

You will be delivering information stands as part of the Hear to Inform and Connect project. This exciting project is expanding our information services for older and isolated people with hearing loss. We are also working with local organisations and community groups to help make their services more accessible and inclusive for older people with hearing loss.

What will you be doing?

As an Information Ambassador, you will provide information on deafness, hearing loss and tinnitus to older people, their families and carers, local community groups and organisations. You will:
•set up information stands, using leaflets and resources provided
•answer questions from visitors and hand out leaflets
•monitor enquiries and gather feedback
•sign post people to other agencies or services that may help them
•carry out basic hearing screenings, where appropriate (after appropriate training)
•raise awareness about the work of Action on Hearing Loss

Why do we need you?

Across the UK, 11 million people are affected by hearing loss including someone in your family, friends, your partner, or someone at work. As the population ages, more of us will be affected. By 2035, one fifth of us will be living with the condition.

What skills do you need?

Here are some of the skills we think could be beneficial:
•confidence in speaking to individuals, family members and professionals
•willingness to learn about, or existing knowledge of, issues affecting deaf and hard of hearing people, particularly older people
•friendly, reliable and approachable manner
•ability to listen to questions and to answer appropriately
•happy to work with a wide range of people, especially older people.

Location description
Various locations across Reading
Wheelchair accessible?
Car parking for the volunteer?
Not specified
Secure bicycle parking?
Not specified
Near public transport?
Not specified
How much time?
A few hours a month
What times and days of the week?
Mon AMMon PMTue AMTue PMWed AMWed PMThu AMThu PMFri AMFri PM
Availability required
Any of these times
Task type?
Information / Advice
Will suit someone like this:
Enjoys variety and changeSelf organised/motivatedPublic speakerCommunicatorWants to get out and about
Post suitable for supported volunteering?
Is training given?
Training description
Training and Induction provided. Additional optional accredited training available.
Is support given?
Description of support
Ongoing support will be provided from Volunteer Manager
Are expenses paid?
Description of expenses
Reasonable travel expenses will be reimbursed
Will I need my own transportation?
Will the volunteer be CRB or DBS checked?
Not specified
Are references required?
Will there be an interview?
Are they properly insured?
Minimum age
Do they need a specific gender?
How many volunteers needed?
Opportunity added on
26 June 2018

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