Old name, new purpose: why we’ve gone back to RNID


Gerry’s volunteering journey

Gerry started volunteering with RNID in 2003. As someone with hearing loss who’d been wearing hearing aids for many years, Gerry felt that by becoming a volunteer he could easily relate to people looking for support. “I thought joining the RNID would be a great opportunity for me to help others, and also learn new skills,” Gerry says. Since then, Gerry has been involved in more volunteering roles than you could count! He supports people with their hearing aids at drop-in...

Shaila’s volunteering journey

Shaila started volunteering with us in 2019. She is an administration and information outreach volunteer, and helps hundreds of people with hearing loss by giving information in both English and Gujarati. “I feel very happy volunteering for RNID. Volunteering has brought me a lot of opportunities and certainly helped me boost my confidence!” Shaila’s volunteering journey with RNID started in January 2019: “After retiring in 2011, I really wanted to do something to serve the community and help other people who, like...

Malcolm’s volunteering journey

Malcolm is a retired painter and decorator who volunteers with RNID in the Isle of Wight. He has a busy family life, lots of hobbies and a keen interest in sport – he’s been a referee for nearly three decades, and even completed three London Marathons! – and goes the extra mile to support as many people with hearing loss as he can, in his community. Malcolm’s volunteering journey with RNID started in 2015. Since then he has been performing different...