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Volunteers – join our team! We have a number of fulfilling volunteer opportunities in The Hub and beyond at Signal.

Who are we looking for?

If you have personal or professional experience of deafness or hearing loss, then Signal: The Hub could offer the perfect volunteering opportunity for you. We are looking for people who can offer support and understanding to those who are deaf or have hearing loss. You don’t need any qualifications and full training will be provided. All you will need to have is a little regular spare time and the desire to make things better.

What could you be doing at The Hub?

Role 1 – Help Desk Volunteer

You will give a warm welcome to visitors to The Hub and find out how we can help them. You will direct visitors to appropriate services within The Hub or even help them out yourself using your knowledge and the skills you pick up in our training. This may involve signposting them to another local service, sharing information, having a chat or just listening. Simply spending some time with somebody who understands them will be a great help to many of our visitors.

Role 2 – Helpful Equipment Volunteer

If you are technically minded and have an interest in gadgets, including explaining to people how equipment works, then this is the role for you. You will help visitors to The Hub by showing them a range of assistive technology which may improve their hearing or engage different senses. You will also help them to access local authority assessments where appropriate.

Other volunteer opportunities – Signal and beyond

Signal Befrienders

If you would like to help somebody with hearing loss to regain confidence, lessen isolation and re-engage with society, then befriending may be the role for you. Whether this involves supporting one of Signal’s befriending groups or an individual on a one-to-one basis, there are people hoping for a befriender across Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin who would benefit from your support. Full training will be provided.

SRCC Hearing Aid Repair Volunteers

Shropshire Rural Communities Charity (SRCC) maintains a pool of volunteers who offer hearing aid repair and re-tubing services to NHS hearing aid users. Volunteers are trained by Shropshire NHS Audiology. For more information, please contact SRCC directly: telephone 01743 342 168 or email shls@shropshire-rcc.org.uk.

Signal Office Volunteers

We have a small number of opportunities devoted to office administrative tasks, including data entry, word processing and supporting Signal’s Finance Officer.

What will you get out of it?

Volunteering is good for the wellbeing of your mind and body, building your confidence and social skills and helping you to make new friends and connections within the community. It helps you to maintain and develop your skills and shows potential employers that you have relevant and up-to-date abilities and experience. On top of all this you will be helping others, which, of course, will make you and those you are supporting smile!

More information

To find out more about Signal’s volunteering opportunities, please contact our Volunteer and Befriending Coordinator Sarah: telephone 01743 358 356, send an SMS to 07950 782 819 or email sarah@signal.org.uk.