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Signal supports people who are Deaf, have hearing loss or tinnitus, in the UK and internationally. We aim to break down barriers to inclusivity. We do this by challenging perceptions and improving access to healthcare, education, employment and services.
During the 2020/2021 lockdown, when masks are worn in indoor spaces, many people have become aware of a possible reduction in their hearing. From July 2021 Signal will offer hearing screening for businesses and in public spaces. We are looking for volunteers to perform hearing screenings, who are warm and welcoming and put people at ease whilst being an advocate for Signal. You don’t need to have hearing loss yourself for this role, however if you have experienced hearing loss and are happy to talk about it – even better! Initially accompanied by a staff member, this project will be delivered by volunteers eventually.
Signal also welcomes 16–18-year-olds for this role, who would like to volunteer throughout the
What we offer
The opportunity to develop skills and knowledge of working in the voluntary sector.
The chance to make a vital contribution to an organisation that is passionate about supporting people with hearing loss.
Be a part of a friendly team that makes a difference in the community
Paid travel expenses and refreshments depending on length of volunteer session.
A branded Signal T-shirt.
Prospect of building experience for a CV – we give references for committed volunteers.
An induction to Signal and in-house hearing screening training.
What we ask from you
Aged 16 years or older
Warm and welcoming
Good communication skills
Own transport or happy to use public transport or someone to drop you off
Happy to wear the clear face mask and PPE provided, as you will be in close contact with
individuals for the screening process
One character reference
Willing to undergo a DBS check
Happy to attend an informal online video call or phone call after applying for this role
Location: Across Shropshire, incl. Telford & Wrekin. We welcome volunteers from all parts of the county.
Hours: Predominantly weekdays. No set days, we will contact you about your availability. Sessions can last from a couple of hours to half days.