Powys Hear to Help, funded by Powys Teaching Health Board, offers hearing aid repairs, maintenance and information for people with NHS hearing aids. We’re creating a new COVID-safe clinic that offers a “drive through” and need to recruit volunteers to support this.
- Llandrindod Wells (venue is yet to be confirmed, but it will be central to the town with excellent access and parking, and a short walk from train and bus stations)
- Approximately 3 hours per month (provisionally every 2nd Monday 10am-1pm, but exact time and day will be confirmed)
You need to be 18 or older for this role.
What you’ll be doing
As a Meet and Greet Volunteer you will:
- help staff to safely transfer the aids from the client in the car park to the hearing aid maintenance volunteers within the venue
- assist clients with service procedures
- support staff to operate a COVID-safe service
- provide a friendly welcome to people as they arrive at the venue
- listen, chat and engage with service users and their friends and family
- promote the work of the service
- follow RNID policies and regulations.
What you need
You will need to provide the names of two referees who have known you for at least 2 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.
It would be good if you:
- have a friendly and approachable manner
- have a sensitive attitude towards other people
- have a genuine interest in working for charities
- have knowledge of, or willingness to learn about, issues affecting people confronting deafness, tinnitus and hearing loss
- have the ability to communicate clearly and effectively
- are reliable, trustworthy and honest
- are open-minded and non-judgmental.
What you’ll get in return
As a volunteer you will:
- 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 repaid.
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.
Find out more and apply
- 02920 333 034
Once you apply, our Volunteer team will review your application and someone will contact you within five working days to talk about next steps.