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Scottish Charity No: SC004057

Volunteers

 Arran Lunch Clubs

 

 

 

 

 

Can you spare a few hours once a month, or once a fortnight?  Do you have catering skills to cook for 10-20 people?  Or, can you assist with service/washing up?  We need volunteers to lend their time for the Arran Lunch Clubs.  This is a very rewarding and sociable role and your time would be much appreciated by all involved. 

If you can help please contact James Conlan

on 01770 600611 or email James.Conlan@arrancvs.org.uk

Befriending Arran

Becoming a volunteer befriender is a flexible way to volunteer. Befrienders can give as little as an hour a week but make a big impact on someone’s life. Anything from going round for a chat to getting out in the community, befriending is what you make it. With a wide range of people being referred into the service it’s great to have a diverse range of volunteers to match.

For more information contact John (Joao) Goncalves

on 01770 600611 or email Joao.Goncalves@arrancvs.org.uk

Action on Hearing Loss

Veterans Support Assistant – Scotland

 

You have a great chance to join our exciting new ‘Hearing Forces’ team to help offer advice and support to veterans aged 65 or over, their families and carers with hearing loss or tinnitus.

You will be providing life changing support to veterans specifically by providing hearing aid maintenance and support, information and advice, hearing screening, promoting helpful equipment and signposting other services that can help them. It can take as little as 2hrs of your time per month to make a difference.

You will receive ongoing support from both your project manager and team in addition to receiving training from local audiology services, learning new skills.

In our recent volunteer satisfaction survey, 91% of volunteers said they would recommend us as a good place to volunteer, and 94% agreed that they found their volunteer role motivating and interesting.

What skills would be useful to have?

  • Knowledge of or willingness to learn about issues affecting deaf and hard of hearing people.

  • Knowledge of or willingness to learn about the veteran communities.

  • 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.

 

What next?

 

Thank you for showing interest in volunteering with Action on Hearing Loss Scotland and the Hearing Forces service.  If you would like more information please contact us:

 

Telephone: 07388 227407

Email: hearing.forces@hearingloss.org.uk

Website: www.actiononhearingloss.org.uk/HearingForces    

Hearing Aid Support

This is your chance to join our Hear to Help team at Action on Hearing Loss Scotland and support service users on how to get the most from their hearing aids.

You will act a useful link between service users and the local health services as well as carrying out basic hearing aid maintenance and support.

You will receive training from local audiology services in addition to a full induction process. We also ensure that you receive ongoing support from your project manager throughout your time with us.

Having this service available reduces the need for people to travel to hospitals for basic hearing aid support and has significantly benefited local NHS audiology departments by enabling audiologists to focus on more demanding tasks.

We're very ambitious about shaping a better future for the 945,000 people who are deaf or have a hearing loss across Scotland. You can help us make a real difference to people affected in your community by sharing your skills, experience, energy, enthusiasm and commitment. We couldn’t help the people we do without the support of our wonderful volunteers.

In our recent volunteer satisfaction survey, 91% of volunteers said they would recommend us as a good place to volunteer, and 94% agreed that they found their volunteer role motivating and interesting.

What skills would be useful to have?

 

  • Willing to learn, or have existing knowledge about issues affecting deaf and hard of hearing people, particularly older people;

  • Friendly, reliable and approachable manner;

  • Good communication skills for questions and to answer appropriately;

  • Happy to work with a wide range of people especially the elderly;

 

Want to get involved?

Contact Thomas Denholm on 0141 341 533

thomas.denholm@hearingloss.org.uk

Information and Outreach - Scotland

 

You have a great chance to join our Hear to Inform and Connect project to help us provide information to older people with hearing loss, to ensure they feel better informed, better connected and empowered to take action to manage their hearing loss.

 

Our team of Information Officers and trained volunteers provide information in community settings across Scotland. You will be delivering deaf awareness sessions, giving presentations and talks, and raising awareness for Action on Hearing Loss Scotland.

 

Constant support will be provided by your project manager and team in addition to training and induction sessions when you begin.

 

In our recent volunteer satisfaction survey, 91% of volunteers said they would recommend us as a good place to volunteer, and 94% agreed that they found their volunteer role motivating and interesting.

 

We're very ambitious about shaping a better future for the 945,000 people who are deaf or have a hearing loss across Scotland. You can help us make a real difference to people affected in your community by sharing your skills, experience, energy, enthusiasm and commitment. We couldn’t help the people we do without the support of our wonderful volunteers.

 

What skills would be useful to have?

 

  • Willing to learn, or have existing knowledge about issues affecting deaf and hard of hearing people, particularly older people;

  • Friendly, reliable and approachable manner;

  • Happy to work with a wide range of people especially the elderly;

  • Confidence in speaking to individuals, groups and professionals;

 

Want to get involved?

 

Contact Malaika Rose or Thomas Denholm             malaika.rose@hearingloss.org.uk      

Thomas.denholm@hearingloss.org.uk     

0141 341 5330

Umbrella Group

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The aim of The Umbrella Group is to provide indoor arts and crafts activities to those who might need support and encouragement to become involved in community activities or for anyone who would like to come along and share an interest or skill with others.