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Hessle Road Network need volunteers

The Network need volunteers for their Network Attic – a new and used shop on Massey Street. Not just a shop, it’s an information point and lots of isolated local residents often just pop in for a chat and a cuppa.

For more information contact Jo on 01482 606077, or pop in to collect an application form

Headway Hull and East Riding is looking for volunteers

Headway, the brain injury association, is a Charity set up to give help and support to people affected by brain injury.  Headway Hull and East Riding is run by a small committee of volunteers, some of whom are professionals or have had an injury themselves or are a family member or a carer; providing a monthly coffee meet and socials.

They are looking to strengthen their committee and with this in mind are inviting anyone who has an interest in giving something back to the community, sharing skills and supporting brain injured survivors, their families and carers to join.

If you think this volunteering opportunity would appeal to you and you have interests in any of the following areas, please contact diane.derbyshire@headway.org.uk

  • Arranging Fun & Interesting Social Activities
  • Fund Raising/Finance
  • Social Media
  • Administration
  • People Skills
  • Risk Assessing
  • Information & Sign Posting

For more information about Headway UK go to their web site where you will find information about all the – groups, branches and campaigns, and a host of Fact Sheets.

Volunteering Opportunities with H-CAS

Humber Community Advice Services (H-CAS) is a charity which provides advice & guidance to minority ethnic communities in Hull. H-CAS wishes to recruit volunteers who can support its clients with either advice; interpretation of different languages; basic IT skills; or admin skills.

Full training will be provided; and volunteer travel expenses reimbursed.

If you feel that this is for you, please contact the Manager, Peter, on Phone: 01482 236460, or Email: info.hcas@gmail.com

Hearing Aid Support Volunteers – Hull

Action on Hearing Loss need volunteers to provide support and advice to NHS hearing aid users at their local Hear to Help drop-in clinics.

All Hear to Help clinics take place Monday- Friday, during the day, and they ask volunteers to commit to a minimum of 3 hours a month.

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

  • Visit service users in their homes, residential/day care centres and walk-in clinics
  • Undertake basic maintenance on hearing aids such as re-tubing 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 co-ordinator
  • Promote the work of Action on Hearing Loss

It can take time for people to get used to hearing aids, understand the different settings and learn how to take care of them. The Hearing Aid Support volunteers therefore provide a valuable service to people who depend on their hearing aids for day-to-day tasks and social interactions.

What skills do you need?

  • Knowledge of or willingness to learn about issues affecting people confronting deafness, tinnitus and hearing loss- particularly in older people
  • Some experience of using hearing aids would be preferable.
  • Friendly, reliable and an approachable manner.
  • Ability to listen to questions and to answer appropriately.
  • Happy to work with a wide range of people.

What support will you get?

Regular support will be given by your own Volunteer Manager especially in the early stages of your role as you settle in. You will also receive informal support from other Action on Hearing Loss volunteers and staff as you work together.

What training is offered?

Action on Hearing Loss offers full, on-going training for all volunteers including an induction programme and further training specific to the volunteering role. This may include:

  • training in understanding hearing loss
  • the opportunity to attend other training relevant to their role.

You will be required to complete a DBS check (previously CRB), as some of your work may include working with vulnerable adults.

Please find below a short video clip of Hear to Help Clinics in Wales.

If you think this role is perfect for you, and you can make a positive contribution to our service users then please contact Emma Butterfield, Community Support Officer, Audiology, Castle Hill Hospital

Emma.butterfield@hearingloss.org.uk

01482 841969 or 07435753193

Sight Support are looking for volunteers

They are recruiting to one of their premier placements.

Join the volunteer telephone befriending team on a Tuesday or Wednesday morning.

Making a call to someone who is lonely and visually impaired makes a huge difference.

For more information about the service go to the Sight Support website or e mail volunteering@sightsupport.org