Information Stand Volunteer
Action on Hearing Loss
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You will have an important role to play in a new UK-wide project, called Hear to Inform and Connect.
The project aims to expand our volunteer-led information service for older and isolated people with hearing loss across Northern Ireland, Scotland and London and South East England.
We aim to increase the number of older people who take action to manage their hearing loss and tinnitus, by working closely with other local organisations and community groups, we want to help make their services more accessible and inclusive for people with hearing loss.
You will be involved in delivering information services in your local community and raising awareness of the work of Action on Hearing Loss.
Croydon Centrale Library
Head office (training venue) is just behind the Highbury and Islington Tube Station.
Register your interest and we will get back to you with more information
IT Skills - Basic,Organising & Planning,Reading And Writing,Research,Teamwork,Customer Service,Initiative/Self Motivation,Time Management
We are looking for people with a friendly and outgoing manner who have:
- Confidence in speaking to individuals and groups
- Knowledge of, or willingness to learn about issues affecting deaf and hard of hearing people, particularly older people
- Ability to listen to questions and answer to answer appropriately
- Happy to work with a wide range of people, especially older people
- Pack up at the end of the session
- promote the work of Action on Hearing Loss
- Meet with Action on Hearing Loss staff and other volunteers to discuss the project and suggest any improvements
- Gain fulfilment in knowing that the information you provide will make a real difference to those who receive it, and raising deaf awareness throughout society as a whole.
- Get training to learn new skills and up to date knowledge of issues affecting deaf and hard of hearing people.
- Develop experience by meeting new people in different situations, building friendships with other Action on Hearing Loss volunteers
- The opportunity to try other volunteering roles within Action on Hearing Loss
Advice, information & support
We welcome and/or have the resources to support:
People with a visual impairment, jobseekers, older people, university students, including those looking to make a short or long term commitment.
You may be required to complete a Disclosure and Barring Service check (formerly CRB).