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Make your New Year’s Resolution count - volunteer 2 hours a month to support people with deafness, tinnitus and hearing loss

22 January 2018

Can you “be the change” you want to see in your local community?

As the New Year begins, leading charity Action on Hearing Loss is urgently seeking volunteers throughout Northern Ireland to provide two hours of their spare time each month to support local people with deafness, tinnitus and hearing loss.

Just two hours per month could support an isolated older person with a much needed befriender, support your local community with a hearing aid support session, your local hospital with an information stand or raise vital funds through a fundraising event.

Volunteer Jacqueline Kerr says: “I have volunteered for Action on Hearing Loss for a number of years now. I volunteer in the Belfast office for two hours every week supporting the services team. I really enjoy being a part of an organisation doing their utmost for people with hearing loss and/or tinnitus throughout Northern Ireland. An hour or two really does make all the difference.”

Laura Murphy-Sloan, Volunteer Manager adds: “As we start the New Year we are appealing for local volunteers who would be interested in providing practical support to people with hearing loss, deafness and tinnitus in their local community. If you have two hours spare in the month and you would like to learn new skills, meet new people and make a difference to someone’s life, we would love to hear from you!”

Local volunteer roles include Presenter, Information stand volunteer, Befriending volunteer, Collection coordinator, Hearing aid maintenance volunteer and many more. The closing date for applications is Wednesday 31st January with interviews taking place in the week commencing 5th February.

No experience is necessary, full training will be provided and expenses paid.

To view a full list of volunteer roles available in Northern Ireland, visit www.actiononhearingloss.org.uk/you-can-help/volunteer-for-us/volunteer-opportunities. To receive a volunteer application pack please contact Laura Murphy on telephone 02890 239619 or e-mail volunteering.ireland@hearingloss.org.uk