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Deafblind UK
We support people who have combined sight and hearing loss which affects their access to information, mobility and communication. We help them to live with their condition and to build their confidence and independence.  Deafblindness affects everyone in different ways. Some people might have mild sight and hearing loss whereas others can’t see or hear anything. 450,000 people…

Why we want you

As a Regional Charity Champion, you will be the vital link between Deafblind UK and your local community. You will champion and advocate the work and services that Deafblind UK offers and raise awareness of dual sensory loss. Coordinated by our Networking Programme Officer, you will become one of a national team of dedicated representatives, proudly promoting the ongoing work and achievements of a long established and highly respected specialist organisation.

We are greatly reliant upon the commitment and skills of our volunteer family in order to reach out to those in our far-flung communities whose lives could potentially be transformed by our support.

The role might involve attending public events and groups in your local area as a representative of Deafblind UK, delivering short standard talks or simply circulating information about the charity to raise awareness, make new connections and attract new members.

You will be helping to support those living with dual sensory loss in your region by engaging with potential new beneficiaries and local organisations by providing a friendly face and a link to life changing services.

  • Increasing public awareness and understanding of Deafblind UK services at local community events
  • Working with our Networking Programme Officer to establish and build relationships with local organisations and community groups
  • Learning about the free services Deafblind UK offers and promote these to the wider community via a short standard talk (full training provided)
  • Identifying local services and events that may be of benefit to our beneficiaries
  • Completing a brief monthly update and discuss local opportunities with the Officer
Who will the volunteers be working with?
The Networking Programme Officer at Deafblind UK as well as any other volunteers based closely to them (if there are any).
Volunteers will receive an introduction to the organisation as part of their onboarding process. The induction will provide awareness of policies and procedure documents, including but not inclusive of health and safety, safeguarding, equal opportunities, confidentiality, and complaints processes.

Volunteers will be provided with a Volunteer Handbook, FAQ and access to the ‘volunteer hub’ which will include all necessary information and guidelines.

We want to ensure our volunteers are happy and confident to carry out their role and volunteers are given access to relevant training and resources to support them in their role and can take place in additional online training and information events. This will include service talk training and presentation skills training.

In addition to this all volunteers will complete relevent refresher training every two years.

Time commitment

This role's main aim is raising awareness about deafblindness, Deafblind UK and our services. This can be anything from dropping off leaflets to attending events such as information sessions in your local community such as libraries or town halls. Regional Charity Champions will help the Networking Programme Officer find these opportunities to attend / do. This role is very flexible and we will find opportunities around your life and commitments, it would be great if you could attend / do 1 thing a month to raise awareness.
Application deadline

This organisation is one of our community partner organisations.

Like all volunteer recruiters we work with, they have signed up to our service standards, agreeing to abide by our policy on partnership working to keep you safe and supported whilst you volunteer.

You’ll never be out of pocket for volunteering through us – with in-London travel expenses to and from your volunteering guaranteed.

In addition, the team here at Students’ Union UCL Volunteering Service is here to support you throughout your volunteering journey – you can get in touch with us at any time.