Volunteers 2018-06-05T14:02:39+00:00

Volunteers

Our charity is dependent on a large team of 115+ volunteers to deliver our work out in thecommunity.

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 (venue details to follow shortly) – Download this pdf document for more details. Once you have built your confidence at our Hearing Help sessions, there will be the opportunity to undertake home/residential home visits.

We are also in need of the following types of volunteers, who do not need to complete out two-day training:

We are looking for volunteer receptionists at our 43 community-based NHS Hearing aid maintenance clinics. This work 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 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 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.

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We are looking for people to join our pool of volunteers who provide awareness-raising talks about hearing loss within the community, and we provide training in this area.

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We are looking for people to join our pool of volunteers who help up us fundraise. 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.

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