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Volunteers

Volunteers are an important and valued part of our network. We couldn’t do what we do without the amazing people who give up their time to support deaf people and their families.

Why Volunteer with DSN?

At least one in seven people in your business, your street or your local community are affected by life-changing hearing loss. They include both young as well as older people, and the impact on these people and their families can be devastating.

When you volunteer with DSN your skills, time, and enthusiasm will help us to provide vital quality support services which make a positive difference to the lives of local Deaf and hard of hearing people, improving their equality of access, life experiences, and opportunities.

What does volunteering with DSN involve?

Volunteers get involved with DSN for a variety of reasons. Many want to make a difference to the lives of Deaf people, others want to develop new skills or practice their BSL, and some people simply want to meet new people and have fun.

We don’t have a ‘typical’ volunteer but every person who volunteers for DSN does have one thing in common: they are absolutely vital to our work!

We can offer a range of different volunteering opportunities to suit your individual needs and interests. Above all we support our volunteers to ensure you get the most out of your experience with us.

How to Volunteer with DSN

If you would like to find out more about volunteering with DSN please contact our Volunteer Coordinator Carol Berry, either on 07764269564 or by email: cberry@dsnonline.co.uk

Carol will send you details of our current volunteering opportunities and will arrange to meet with you to help you find the right opportunity to suit your interests, skills, experience, and availability.

What does volunteering with DSN involve?

We have a range of volunteering opportunities that contribute to different areas of our work and we’d love you to get involved. Take a look at the ways we work with volunteers and contact us to get started.

Day Services
DSN is seeking enthusiastic and creative volunteers to support our Day Services staff to enhance group activities and/or provide 1:1 support to enable our service users to develop life skills and/or social and creative interests and abilities following a person centred approach.
I’m Hear
Our I’m Hear project encourages and supports Deaf children to participate in local activities of their choice, and to take part in family events. This includes regular family fun events arranges across Cheshire, Halton, Warrington and the Wirral.
HaND Project

Our Health Awareness and Deafness (HaND) project delivers accessible health information to Deaf people in Cheshire via monthly workshops. These provide access to health information, opportunities to ask questions of Health professionals in a safe environment, tools to live a healthier lifestyle, and the opportunity to become involved in key local health campaigns. We need volunteers to help provide support with communication, help set up the venue and materials, and support our project worker with the planning, delivery and evaluation of the workshops.

You, Me & Tea

 DSN is seeking volunteers to support an exciting project in a variety of venues across Cheshire East for people living with memory loss or dementia, with or without hearing loss, and their carers to socialise and enjoy lunch with others in a friendly, safe and relaxed environment.

Youth Vibe

DSN’s Youth Service needs volunteers for a variety of roles. We deliver a range of activities across Cheshire for young people aged 8 – 18 who are Deaf, hearing impaired or hearing. Some activities are on a regular weekly basis, others are at weekends or in school holidays.

Fundraising

We are always always looking for enthusiastic volunteers who have got what it takes to be a fundraiser! Events can be as small as a coffee morning or as large as a benefit gig. This role gives you the chance to create your own fundraising event. Whether as part of a team or on you own this is your opportunity to let your event skills shine and be able to look back and say ‘I did that’. We will be there to support you along the way with anything you need!

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