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Volunteer

HHAS relies on the work of volunteers to enable the charity to help people with hearing loss in Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire.

HHAS offers a wide variety of volunteer opportunities. Click on the following links for more information about each of the volunteer opportunities:

To apply for one of our volunteer opportunities, please fill in our online application form, or download an application form (Word).

Whichever area interests you, you will be provided with full training and no prior knowledge is required.

Although no experience is necessary, if you have a hearing loss, use a hearing aid or have experience of helping people with hearing loss, this can help.

Please note that you can volunteer even if you are on government benefits, without losing your benefits. Please check with your Benefits Advisor or visit this link if you are unsure.

As a volunteer you will receive:

Here's what some of our volunteers say about volunteering for the charity:

"I enjoy it as it means I can help people feel less isolated. You can make such a difference in a small amount of time - it only takes about twenty minutes to retube a hearing aid, which will allow someone to hear again," Christine Cartwright

"Although I'm there to help people with their hearing aid, the social side is important too. Many of the people we visit live alone, so you might be their only visitor that day. I enjoy getting to know the people I visit and get a lot of pleasure out of knowing that I've been able to help them." Tony Huckle

"Because I have hearing loss myself, I appreciate the help that people need. I enjoy visiting people and hearing about their lives. The NHS services are good, but you are one patient in hundreds. I think the personal touch helps - people sometimes need some extra support and encouragement." Pat Brooks

"I've met a great bunch of people through volunteering for the charity. I also like learning stuff for myself - it's nice to keep up with the technology." Robert Webb

Click here to access our volunteer area (username and password required)

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