Action on Hearing Loss Scotland
Charity registered in Scotland
Action on Hearing Loss (formerly RNID) represents the 945,000 people across Scotland who are deaf or have hearing loss. We work in communities around Scotland to support people with hearing loss including hearing-aid care and specialist employment support. We also campaign for equal access to employment, health, entertainment and to improve standards in audiology care.
Volunteers will provide support and information to deaf and hard of hearing people about hearing aids. This could be providing assistance with fitting a hearing aid correctly, cleaning and re-tubing hearing aids as well as fitting new batteries.
In addition, volunteers will provide information about equipment for Deaf and Hard of Hearing people as well as demonstrating. Volunteers may be required to undertake home visits to provide support and information to hard to reach sections of the community. Volunteers may also provide the Hearing Aid support service on an outreach basis in various locations within the local community. Volunteers may also become trained to deliver talks to groups within the community about the work of Action on Hearing Loss.
We are looking for an unlimited number of volunteers to fundraise to support our existing Hear to Help service within the area in various ways. (These are ideas and volunteers will be encouraged to make suggestions):
• Coffee Mornings
• Bake Sales
• Encourage local groups to take up our Zip it Challenge
• Co-ordinate local bag packs
Volunteers will take the lead on these events however support will be offered at every event. They will be responsible for locating venues, promoting the event and collecting donations.
To provide information on deafness, hearing loss, tinnitus, products, campaigns and services that Action on Hearing Loss Scotland offer to a variety of service users including older deaf and hard of hearing people, carers, local community groups, schools and professionals.
• Deliver taster deaf awareness sessions, or on specific topics (e.g. Tinnitus during Tinnitus Awareness Week) if requested by client group.
• Set up information stands using display boards, leaflets, equipment and offer hearing checks (via laptop).
• Monitor the number of people at stands, talks, hearing checks or when information is given and report back to Communications and Information Officer
• Use enquiry forms if unable to supply information at event and follow up at a later date.
• Check whether venue is accessible (e.g. loop facility, quiet room, good lighting) and bring portable loop if needed.
• Seek out new contacts and book talks or stands in your local area.
• Promote the work of Action on Hearing Loss Scotland
We are looking for individuals to volunteer at our events throughout Scotland.
Our volunteers play a vital role in making events a massive success and there are lots of opportunities to get involved.
We need volunteers to:
• Help with the pre planning and organising of our events
• On the day event set up (Greeting Guests, Registration, Raffles)
• Promoting Events in the area
• Be part of the cheer team at running and sports events
• Make a difference to those living with a hearing loss in Scotland
• Get events management experience and add to your CV
• Develop your leadership, communication and fundraising skills
You can give up as much or as little of your time as you wish. Our events take place throughout the year, at various times of the day and we will always give you lots of notice