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. 

 

Volunteer Opportunities

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:

An exciting opportunity to take a lead role within a dedicated team, with the Hard of hearing Group, providing life changing support to people with hearing loss.

You will be the key contact for staff in your allocated drop in service, your main function is to ensure the people accessing our service get a warm greeting upon arrival and to organise occasional social events to say thanks to the other volunteers.

You will also be sharing information with clients, signposting and referring to other agencies in your local area. Alongside this there is an opportunity to get your hands on and show our clients the type of equipment that is available to people with a hearing impairment.

Successful people in this role will be organised, sociable and able to communicate comfortably particularly with people with hearing loss and the elderly.

Full induction and appropriate training will be given for this role, with ongoing support from a staff member as we want you to feel part of the team and enjoy your experience with the group.

You will receive the satisfaction of giving back to others through their hearing aids and you will be working in an inclusive environment sharing knowledge and experiences. The role requires a person to be able to dedicate at least 8 hours a month, from home and the drop in session.  Our view is to provide support and relief to those in need by reason of being deaf and/or hard of hearing, do you think you are the person for this role??

If so, please get in touch.  We look forward to hearing from you!

Location:  Heathhall, Castle Douglas & Annan

Skills you will learn:

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

 

HR Advisor:

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.

 

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

 

 

Some of our other volunteers have said how much they enjoy their volunteer role, have a look at what they said:
“I love the job and seeing people smile when I have helped in some way!”
“I thoroughly enjoy my time with the group and look forward to continuing with them”