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About the organisation

Action on Hearing Loss (formerly RNID)

We’re the UK’s national charity helping people who are confronting life-changing deafness, tinnitus and hearing loss.

The people we support may struggle with their condition. Or they may live well with it, but face ignorance and barriers in their way. We enable all of them to take control of their lives without assumptions being made about what they can or can’t do.

With your support, we can continue our vital services so people with hearing loss can live the life they choose - at home, at work and when they’re out and about. Plus, we can carry out more research to help find a cure.

Application deadline: 

If you are looking for experience in public speaking, have great links to your local community and care about our cause, keep on reading!

Action on Hearing Loss is a charity that works to create a world where hearing loss doesn’t limit or label people, where tinnitus is silenced and where people value and look after their hearing.

Role Aim: 

Deliver talks to community groups such as rotary clubs, faith groups, schools and business with the aim of increasing understanding of hearing loss, tinnitus and deafness. Raising awareness of Action on Hearing Loss’s work in the community, and motivating groups to fundraise.


• As Event Speaker you’ll have responsibility for hosting workshops for community groups, businesses and schools.

• You’ll work with your Community Fundraising Manager to book events in your community & deliver engaging workshops to them.

• You will get full support and training so you feel confident to deliver our workshops

Skills needed: 

• Good communicator – confident in giving talks

• Enthusiasm

• Reliability

• Able to use local networks and build contacts to arrange talks


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

• Volunteers also have the opportunity to attend other training relevant to their role

Time commitment: 
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This role is flexible – the amount of time you commit is up to you! Most talks will take place Monday-Friday, and only occasionally on the weekend.
Once you’ve registered interest in this volunteering role, we’ll send your name and UCL email address to the organisation for their records. You’ll also receive information about the next steps to take if you do wish to take things forward. The organisation has signed up to our code of standards, which includes a commitment to protecting your data. We won’t share your information with anyone unless you’ve given explicit consent to. We’ll also retain your details so we can follow up to see how you’re getting on with your volunteering and offer support if necessary. We take good care of your data – you can see full details here