Volunteers support us with a wide range of local activities including supporting deaf and hearing impaired people by providing advice and support about equipment and the support which is available including demonstrating some of the equipment. Volunteers may also be involved in helping set up and organise local peer support groups and training in lip reading, sign language and IT or anything which would support people with hearing loss.
The volunteer should have clear communication skills when meeting people from all walks of life and of all ages including children. They should be patient and display empathy with people who are experiencing difficulty in communicating.
Training on the equipment available to deaf people will be given with the expectation that they will then be able to pass that knowledge on.
The correct person for this role is reliable and committed to supporting the service. They will have anything from a couple of hours a week to a few hours a month to spare.