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Information Volunteer (Action on Hearing Loss)
Location Causeway area
Description

Information Volunteer

To assist the Action on Hearing Loss NI Communications team in the provision of information on Action on Hearing Loss, deafness, hearing loss and tinnitus to the general public and professionals throughout Northern Ireland

 Suggested tasks:

  • To assist the communications team in their information activities including 
  • Attending information sessions, updating and providing information to the general public in audiology clinics, GP surgeries, libraries etc 
  • Providing information on deafness and hearing loss and promote the work of Action on Hearing Loss via information stands at local exhibitions and events 
  • Check loop or infrared system in public venues with hearing aid, sonido listener or loop checking equipment, report findings to the service provider and to Action on Hearing Loss; and make contact with service providers to promote service 
  • Giving talks to groups of deaf and hard of hearing people, their families, carers, community groups, schools and professionals

Skills needed:  

  • Understanding of, or willingness to learn about deafness, hearing loss and tinnitus 
  • Understanding of, or willingness to learn about Action on Hearing Loss and the services we provide in Northern Ireland  
  • Understanding of, or willingness to learn about induction and infrared loop systems  
  • Confidence in speaking to individuals, groups and professionals  
  • Friendly, reliable and approachable manner 
  • Understanding of, or willingness to learn about the issues affecting the deaf and hard of hearing community 
  • Understanding of, or willingness to learn about health promotion 
  • Access to a car or alternative travel arrangements 

Training / learning needed:

Action on Hearing Loss NI offers full, on-going training for all volunteers including a one-day induction programme and further training specific to the volunteering role. 

Time:The level of commitment depends entirely on the individual volunteer. 

Location: Throughout Northern Ireland, primarily in volunteers’ local area. 

Support and supervision:The information team will provide regular support and training. You will also receive informal support from other Action on Hearing Loss volunteers. 

Benefits. What will you gain by becoming a volunteer for Action on Hearing Loss? 

  • Training – learning new skills and gaining up -to-date knowledge of issues affecting deaf and hard of hearing people. 
  • Experience – meeting new people in different situations and building new friendships with other Action on Hearing Loss volunteers.  
  • Fulfilment – knowing that the information you provide will make a real difference to those who receive it and raising awareness throughout Northern Ireland. 
  • Expenses – all expenses incurred as a result of your volunteering will be reimbursed.  
  • Become involved in the Deaf and hard of hearing community in Northern Ireland.  
  • Work as part of a team. 

Disclosure:All volunteers are required to complete an ACCESS NI check, as some of your work may include working with vulnerable adults.

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