Community Volunteer



Depending on volunteers availability. This is an ongoing role

About the Volunteer Opportunity

RNID are recruiting a Community Volunteer to provide information to local organisations and community groups to help raise awareness of RNID’s activities as well as other services and support available for deaf people and those with hearing loss and tinnitus. This role includes online presentations and face-to-face activities in your area.

They are looking for volunteers in all areas of Cookstown and Magherafelt with a particular focus on Maghera, Cookstown, Magherafelt and its surrounding areas.

Face-to-face activities usually take place at a community centre or meeting house where community groups meet.

Online presentations are home-based. 


What you’ll be doing

As a Community Volunteer, you will:

  • reach out to community groups, other charities, etc. to offer informative presentations or attend meetings to share insight into deafness, hearing loss and tinnitus
  • deliver talks, presentations online and face-to-face (depending on practicality)
  • set up RNID Information stands at various locations, including libraries, community centres and hospitals within your local area
  • ensure leaflets and equipment arrive at the venue in time, and pack up at the end of the event
  • promote the work of RNID and associated local services
  • respond to questions and enquiries from visitors and assist as appropriate
  • record any enquires that are out of your knowledge base and follow up accordingly
  • monitor the number of enquiries at each event and feedback in a timely manner
  • be proactive in sourcing venues for information stands

What you need

You will need to provide the names of two referees who have known you for at least two years, preferably in a professional context.  This can include employers, colleagues, teachers, tutors, support workers, community leaders, child’s teacher or a member of a hobby or exercise group you belong to. 

Here’s what we think could be beneficial:

  • confident in delivering online presentations on MS teams/ Zoom
  • confident in speaking to groups and individuals in the community
  • willingness to learn about, or expand knowledge of, issues affecting deaf and hard of hearing people 
  • friendly, reliable, and approachable manner 
  • ability to listen to questions and to answer appropriately
  • willing to work with a wide range of people 

What you’ll get in return

As a volunteer, you will:

  • make a real difference to the people you support
  • help us run this important service
  • receive training and learn new skills
  • meet people in different situations
  • raise awareness of deafness in the community
  • have reasonable, out-of-pocket and pre-approved travel expenses repaid
RNID Volunteer Role Description click link below – 

About the Organisation

RNID work in communities across the country to provide information and support services.  They also run fundraising events and campaigns – and are always keen to welcome new volunteers.

To find out about local services in Northern Ireland, how to get involved and who to contact for information or support visit the link below:

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Register your interest

Volunteers may be required to complete an Access NI disclosure for some volunteering roles.  A criminal record will not necessarily be a bar to obtaining a volunteer position.