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]Community Work, Older People, Disability and Health
Hearing Aid Volunteers support and advise hearing aid users, their families and carers in the regular maintenance of hearing aids. Our current Volunteers describe the enjoyment they gain from supporting others in their community in such a vital way. This may include: - Visit service users in their homes. - Support established community drop in sessions, or set up sessions in your own area. - Undertake basic maintenance on hearing aids, such as cleaning, retubing and battery renewal. - Demonstrate basic maintenance to the service user and/or carer. - Advise service users, their families and carers on communication tactics for those with hearing difficulties. - Feedback detail from home visits and community drop-in sessions to Audiology Volunteer Coordinator. - Meet with other Volunteers involved in the service and take part in ongoing training.
/ Working with children and/or vulnerable adults
/ May have opportunity to use Welsh language whilst volunteering
/ Required to use own vehicle
Premises type: community based
Public transport: Volunteers need to be able to travel locally to different places, whether by car or public transport.
Is this role flexible? The length of each session can vary, from up to an hour at a home visit to three hours at a community drop in session. The level of commitment depends entirely on the preferences and availability of each volunteer.
Min hours expected per week: 0 hours
Min period of commitment:
Requirements: Knowledge of or willingness to learn about issues affecting deaf and hard of hearing people, particular older people. Friendly, reliable and approachable manner. Ability to listen to questions and to answer appropriately. Happy to work with a wide range of people especially the elderly. Physical ability suitable for hearing aid basic maintenance.
/ Induction/ Peer support/ Mentoring/buddying/ Social events/meetings
Volunteers will be carrying out the activities:
/ Alone/ With other volunteers
Additional support needs: A variety of roles are available, please contact us to discuss.
Training provided: The North Wales Audiology Service, Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board, offers full, on-going training for all volunteers including induction, training specific to the volunteer role, practical competency-based training and then on-going refresher training as appropriate.
Age requirements: 18+
/ Application form/ Informal discussion/ References/ Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check
"Out of pocket" expenses refunded for the following: