Helpline Volunteer

Deafblind UK

Increase your admin and customer Service skills whilst helping man our Helpline for the Deaf and Blind community. Training will be provided.

Published On: 11/06/2024
About this opportunity from Deafblind UK

Do you want to increase your admin or customer service skills? Then we have the perfect volunteering opportunity for you…

We are are looking for enthusiastic volunteers who want to support our members and join our friendly team of staff and volunteers. In this role, you will be assisting with the incoming calls coming into the National Helpline. Our members get in touch for a whole host of reasons – no day is the same! Some knowledge or experience of sight and or hearing loss would be an advantage in this particular role and confidence in speaking with people of all ages and backgrounds over the phone.

Duties would be varied ranging from dealing with basic incoming contact and referring any complex issues to our Membership Services team, updating our information library or carrying out research to support our work helping those with sight and hearing loss. You’ll receive full one to one training and gain a range of new skills and the confidence to use them. Although this is a remote role, there will always be a member of the team available to support you in your role.

We are looking for volunteers who would be available to support us in a slot between 10.00am – 12.00pm Mondays and Tuesdays.

Volunteering is a great way of improving you own skills and supporting others – why not join the team and make a difference to real people\\\’s lives……

 

The skills you need

  • Confident on the telephone
  • Have some life/professional experience of sight and hearing loss
  • Be able to communicate well on the phone and in emails
  • Self-motivation with the ability to work on your own initiative
  • Have basic admin and good IT skills, including outlook
  • Are open minded and non-judgmental
  • Patience and willingness to listen to people who may be going through a difficult time.
Activity Types

Advice and information | Supporting charities

Interests

Disability | Health and Social Care | Older People

Commitment

We are looking for volunteers who would be available to support us in a slot between 10.00am – 12.00pm Mondays and Tuesdays. Working from home

Find out more

For more information about Deafblind UK and this role, visit them online.

To apply for this role, visit the Volunteer Essex website to register your interest.

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