Volunteering at Cambridgeshire Hearing Help
We have different volunteering roles for different people:
Over 100 volunteers maintain NHS hearing aids via our 42 community-based Hearing Help Sessions, home visits, and care home visits. This work requires good eyesight (with glasses) and reasonable dexterity, a commitment of at least two hours per month, and completion of our hearing aid maintenance training course.
The next course is running in Cambridge across six mornings, 10am to 1pm, on the 20th, 21st, 27th, and 28th of September, and the 4th and 5th of October 2017. Special arrangements can be made if you cannot attend all these dates. CHH Volunteer Training Programme, Autumn 2017 In particular, we are looking for volunteers living in Cambridge, Linton, Bottisham, Burwell, Soham and the surrounding areas.
We are also in need of the following types of volunteers, who do not need to complete the above volunteer training:
Receptionists at our 42 community-based Hearing Help Sessions. This work requires a commitment of at least two hours per month, and the ability to be calm, friendly and process paperwork.
Office helpers at our main office, based at 8A Romsey Terrace, Cambridge, CB1 3NH. This work requires a commitment of at least 2 hours per week and the ability to answer the telephone and/or enter data on to our computer database.
Fundraisers (e.g. running fundraising events, etc.) and awareness-raisers (e.g. running information stalls and giving talks).
We ask for references and a Disclosure and Barring Service check where appropriate.
Very rewarding and satisfying work
Our volunteers get great reward and satisfaction out of the work they do because:
- Our service users greatly value our informal and friendly service, which eases their burden of living with hearing loss, and enables them to maintain their independence and enjoy life.
- There is continual opportunity to learn new skills, meet new people, and enjoy support from a passionate and caring team of staff and volunteers (many of whom have shared experience of hearing loss).
If you are interested in volunteering/finding out more, please contact the office: Tel:01223 416141, Email: email@example.com