RNID Near You volunteer


Register your Interest

Help us offer a free, in-person drop-in service for people who are deaf, have hearing loss or tinnitus, or want to get their hearing checked.

RNID Near You volunteers do 6 main activities to help us make life fully inclusive for deaf people and people with hearing loss and tinnitus.

  • Maintaining hearing aids
  • Meet & Greet
  • Helping people check their hearing
  • Informing people
  • Administration
  • Supporting and finding donors

You don’t have to do all 6 of these activities – you can pick the activities you find most interesting and match your skills and experience.


You need to be available between Monday - Friday 9am-5pm and flexible to support in at least one session per month (2 - 3 hours).

Enthusiasm and a willingness to be part of the volunteer team and demonstrate RNID values.

You will receive a full induction and training so you feel prepared and confident before your first session. You will also get our volunteer handbook and volunteering policies to refer to. 

You’ll be assigned a supervisor who will provide ongoing support and we’ll also introduce you to our community of volunteers. 


As a volunteer, you will:

  • Make a real difference to the people you support in your community
  • Help us run this important service for people with hearing loss, deafness and tinnitus
  • Receive training and learn new skills

Practical Considerations

We are currently setting up service sessions across Brighton and Hove and have not got specific locations that we can share with you.

However the locations will be decided on accessibility to the public and appropriate to support those with hearing loss. Mainly central to the city, as well as in local communities in the outskirts of Brighton and Hove. 

When do I need to be available?

Details Volunteers need to be available for at least one session per month (2-3 hours per session).
Morning Afternoon Evening

Register your Interest

  • Details
  • Disabled Access
  • Equal Opportunities Policy or Statement
  • Expenses
  • Health and Safety
  • Induction
  • Insurance Cover for Volunteers
  • Other
  • Suitable for 13 - 16 years
  • Suitable for 16 - 18 years
  • Suitable for a group of volunteers
  • Suitable only for (e.g. 18+, LGBT, BAME, Women only)
  • Support on Offer
  • This role is adaptable for different abilities
  • Training