Finding the right volunteer role for you
Our volunteer service aims to support and improve the lives of deaf and hard of hearing people living in Herefordshire, Oxfordshire and Worcestershire.
Reasons to volunteer
Our volunteers bring experience, skills, energy and commitment to Deaf Direct. Volunteering also gives people a chance to make a difference and learn new skills.
These are just some of the reasons why people volunteer for us:
- To help people in the community
- To support the work and services of Deaf Direct
- To meet new people, make new friends and gain confidence
- To gain new skills and experiences or use skills they already have
- As a personal challenge
- It is enjoyable and rewarding
- To gain valuable experience for work or further education
- To try new activities
- To use free time in a positive way
Most requests for a volunteer that Deaf Direct receive are for the hard of hearing community and do not require signing skills. A few roles are suitable for those with sign language skills; these will be clearly shown on the volunteer opportunities list we send out. If you are learning British Sign Language (BSL) we recommend that you look for a variety of experiences to enhance your skills – not just volunteering.