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Hearing aid hero volunteer – Hull and the East Riding

Provide support and advice to hearing aid users at our Hear to Help drop-in clinics, helping them with basic maintenance of their hearing aids and battery replacement.

Available vacancies:

  • Newington Health Centre, HU3 6BX
  • Bransholme Health Centre HU7 4DW
  • Marfleet Group Practice HU9 5HH
  • Orchard Park Health Centre HU6 5RR
  • Longhill Health Centre HU8 9RW
  • Westbourne Ave Health Centre HU5 3HP
  • Hornsea Cottage Hospital HU18 1LP
  • Beverley Health Centre HU17 7BZ
  • East Riding Community Hospital, Beverley HU17 0FA
  • Alfred Bean Hospital, Driffield YO25 5JR
  • Withernsea Community Hospital, HU19 2QB
  • Mondays – Fridays 9.30am-11.30am
  • Mondays – Fridays 1pm-3pm.

You need to be 16 or over for this role.

What you’ll be doing

As a hearing aid hero volunteer, you will:

As Hearing Aid Hero, you’ll perform the following tasks:

  • Undertake basic maintenance on hearing aids such as re-tubing, fault finding and battery replacement
  • Signpost other agencies that may be beneficial to the service user, such as the Sensory Impairment Team
  • Monitor the number of visits carried out and feedback to the volunteer coordinator
  • Promote the work of RNID.

What you need

You’ll need to provide the names of two referees who have known you for at least two years, preferably in a professional context.

This can include employers, colleagues, teachers tutors support workers community leaders, child’s teacher or a member of a hobby or exercise group you belong to.

Here’s what we think could be beneficial:

  • Knowledge of or willingness to learn about issues affecting people confronting deafness, tinnitus and hearing loss- particularly older people.
  • Some experience of using hearing aids would be preferable but not essential.
  • Friendly, reliable and an approachable manner.

What you’ll get in return

As a volunteer, you will:make a real difference to the people you support

  • make a real difference to the people you support
  • help us run this important service
  • receive training and learn new skills
  • meet people in different situations
  • raise awareness of deafness in the community
  • have reasonable, out-of-pocket and pre-approved travel expenses repayed.

Our commitment to safeguarding

At RNID, we take very seriously our responsibilities for the safety and welfare of the people who use our services, our volunteers, staff and the organisation as a whole.

All applicants successful at interview will be asked to disclose unspent convictions under the terms of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (as amended in 2013).

Criminal records will be taken into account only when the conviction is relevant and declaring a conviction will not necessarily prevent you from being considered for a role. Any decisions will depend on the type of offence and its relevance to the volunteering role that you are applying for at RNID.

This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service clearance.

Find out more and apply

Once you apply, our Volunteer Team will review your application and someone will contact you within five working days to talk about next steps.

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