Benefits of volunteering
We really value people who give up their time to help others. We’re here to support you, and make sure your time volunteering is worthwhile and enjoyable.
When you volunteer, you can:
Meet new people
When you volunteer, you’ll meet new people from different backgrounds and be part of a supportive community.
Gain new skills and experience
Volunteering gives you the opportunity to learn about teamwork, communication and taking initiative. These are valuable skills you can use in any workplace or team setting.
Improve your CV
Volunteering shows your motivation and commitment. This helps your CV stand out when you apply for jobs.
Get learning and development opportunities
We offer volunteers the chance to join an accredited course called ‘Understanding Hearing Loss’, from the National Open College Network (NOCN). There are also other courses and learning opportunities that might be relevant to your role.
Do something you love
You can choose a volunteer opportunity that suits your interests. Doing things we enjoy can give us a sense of purpose and help us feel more fulfilled and motivated.
Try something new
Volunteering is a great way to try something you’ve always wanted. You might like to do something totally different.
Build your confidence
Doing something useful and productive with your free time is a great confidence booster. Meeting new people and trying new things are good for your confidence too.
Stay active and healthy
Volunteering has a positive effect on our mental health and can help with stress, anxiety and depression.
Help people in your community
You can help us make a real difference to people in your community by sharing your skills, experience, energy and enthusiasm.
Help us change the future
We’re very ambitious about shaping a better future for the 12 million people who are Deaf or have hearing loss or tinnitus in the UK. We couldn’t do it without the support of our volunteers.