Volunteer with us

Do you have some free time? 

Would you like to meet new people, learn something new and make a difference?  

If so, volunteering could be for you.

 All training will be provided and all expenses will be paid. 

 

Care and Maintenance:            

Could you help someone hear again?
We require people who are passionate about helping people with hearing impairments. This varied role gives you a great set of skills, to maintain hearing aids and talk to people about their hearing loss.  The role can be very rewarding for both the volunteers and the service user, especially when they leave the clinic being able to hear again!  You will be provided with all the relevant training and a tool kit, to be able to provide a professional service to our service users.
Location: Dumfries, Annan & Newton Stewart
Skills you will learn:
  • Care and maintain hearing aids: tubes, domes, batteries, cleaning aids.
  • Listening and communication skills
  • Time management
  • Administration skills

Co-ordinators:

Are you chatty, kind and willing to help others?

We require volunteers in our clinics to meet people as they come through the doors offer them a tea or coffee and discuss how they are coping with their hearing loss.  This is an important role, as often the care and maintenance volunteers are very busy, that they don’t have time to chat to our service users as they would like.  This role requires a knowledge of services in the local areas, as you will be required to refer to other services if there is a particular need.

Location:  Heathhall, Castle Douglas & Dalbeattie

Skills you will learn:

  • Deaf Awareness
  • Communication and listening skills
  • Networking and referral skills

 

Awareness Trainer:

Passionate about training? This might be the role for you.  We require people to deliver our Deaf Awareness and Basic maintenance training. We deliver training to other volunteer organisations and to care home staff as well as the public who are interested in hearing impairment.  You will receive full training to do this and also be able to shadow and co facilitate with one of our amazing trainers.

Location: Wigtownshire & Stewartry

 Skills you will learn:

  • Organisational skills
  • How to facilitate a group
  • Deaf Awareness
  • Communication and listening

 

Office Helper:

Administration takes up a large proportion of time within the organisation. We must show our funders what we spend their money on or why we want their money.  To do this we need to collect evidence and stats from clinics.

As an admin volunteer, you would be helping us in the office to input stats from clinics and also do other admin work, such as photo copying, filing and collecting data. it may also involve updating our website and face book pages regularly.  Therefore we need someone with some admin and multimedia skills.

Location: Dumfries

Skills you will learn:

  • Administration skills
  • Office work
  • Communication
  • Note and minute taking

 

HR Volunteer:

We currently seek a volunteer with Human Resources experience to join our growing organisation to help with volunteer and staff recruitment.

We would like to hear from you if you have HR experience and are familiar with UK employment law. We seek a conscientious and proactive person who has the ability to maintain confidentiality, a willingness to undertake training, and someone who enjoys meeting new people.  We seek a reliable and trustworthy individual with good communication and IT skills and an eye for detail.  All volunteers need to be able to follow the policies and procedures of the Dumfries & Galloway Hard of Hearing Group.

 

Secretary for the Board of Trustees:

We are looking for an organised person to join our board as secretary.  Duties to include attending all board meetings, minute taking and distribution, venue booking as and when required, making up meeting agendas in conjunction with the chair and circulating all necessary paperwork to executive members.

We need someone with good secretary skills to include minute taking.  Someone who is very organised with good communication skills, who’s willing to undertake training, who enjoys meeting new people, is reliable, trustworthy, conscientious and proactive, and someone who is willing to follow the policies and procedures of the Dumfries & Galloway Hard of Hearing Group.