RNID Near You volunteer
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
- 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
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?
|Volunteers need to be available for at least one session per month (2-3 hours per session).
- Administration and Office
- Advice and Information
- General Helping
- Practical Skills
- Supporting People and Befriending
Equal Opportunities Policy or Statement
Health and Safety
Insurance Cover for Volunteers
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