You will be working with other volunteers in your local area to present information and raise awareness 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 Team Leader, you will be the key contact for all other Action on Hearing Loss information volunteers in your community. You will:
•coordinate a small team of information volunteers in your local area to run information stands, and deliver presentations for local community groups, care homes and organisations
•provide information leaflets, resources and materials as appropriate
•raise awareness about the work of Action on Hearing Loss
•sign post older people to other agencies or services that may help them
•monitor enquiries and gather feedback to share with your Action on Hearing Loss staff contact
•meet Action on Hearing Loss staff and other volunteers to discuss the project and suggest any improvements.
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, groups 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.