Volunteers 2018-08-15T12:18:21+00:00

Volunteers

Are you looking for an enjoyable volunteering role through which you can meet others, feel part of a supportive team, and enjoy the rewards of helping people with hearing loss?  Our charity is dependent on a large team of 115+ volunteers to deliver our work and there are a range of roles on offer.

We ask for references and a Disclosure and Barring Service check where appropriate.

Our volunteers get great reward and satisfaction out of the work they do because:

  • Our service users greatly value our informal and friendly service
  • Eases their burden of living with hearing loss
  • Enables them to maintain their independence and enjoy life
  • There is continual opportunity to learn new skills
  • Meet new people
  • Enjoy support from a passionate and caring team of staff and volunteers (many of whom have shared experience of hearing loss)

The roles we have on offer are as follows:

NHS hearing aid maintenance volunteering: 110+ volunteers maintain (clean and re-tube) NHS hearing aids via our 43 community-based Hearing Help sessions, and home/residential home visits. This work requires good eyesight (with glasses) and reasonable dexterity, and a commitment of at least two hours per month.

You will start off by training at your chosen community-based Hearing Help session(s). You will also need to attend our next 2-day hearing aid maintenance training course on: Wednesday 26th September, 10am to 4pm, and Thursday 27th September, 10am to 4pm, in Cambridge. Download this document for further details: CHH Volunteer Training Autumn 2018. Once you have built your confidence at our Hearing Help sessions, there will be the opportunity to undertake home/residential home visits.

Volunteer Hearing Help Community Leaders starting January 2019: We are looking for volunteers to support people with hearing loss in their local area (e.g. their village, or local ward(s)) as a Volunteer Hearing Help Community Leader, starting January 2019. You will need to commit to roughly three hours per week and have good eyesight (with glasses) and reasonable dexterity. You will be trained (via training days and hands-on experience) and supported to provide hearing loss information/advice/signposting, NHS hearing aid maintenance (via home visits and residential home visits), and quarterly meet-ups for local people with hearing loss. Over time you will receive the training and support you need to train your own apprentice so this important work can continue across the generations.

We are also in need of the following types of volunteers…

We are looking for volunteers to help us with data entry and/or answering the phones at our office based at 153 St Neots Road, Hardwick, Cambridge, CB23 7QJ. This role requires a commitment of at least four hours per week and the ability to answer the telephone and/or enter data on to our computer database.

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We are often looking for volunteer receptionists at our 43 community-based NHS Hearing aid maintenance drop-in sessions. This role requires a commitment of at least two hours per month, and the ability to be calm, friendly and process paperwork.

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We are looking for people to join our pool of volunteers who raise awareness about our work. These volunteers run information stalls at community events and/or provide awareness-raising talks about hearing loss within the community. The level of commitment is flexible and training is provided.

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We are looking for people to join our pool of Community Fundraising Volunteers who support/run our community fundraising events and activities. The level of commitment required is flexible.

Our Director is also looking for a Volunteer Fundraising Assistant to help us secure income through all fundraising streams – such a role would suit somebody looking to build a career in charity fundraising able to commit to at least four hours per week.

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We are looking for people to join our Board of Trustees. You will need to have charity and/or business expertise and be passionate about supporting people with hearing loss. We are also looking for a Treasurer with expertise in financial management.

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If you are interested in volunteering/finding out more, please contact the office