Volunteering & Training
Volunteers make a huge difference to our organisation and derive a great deal of personal satisfaction from supporting others to overcome the many challenges of coping with hearing difficulties. Ask us how you can help. We welcome you as a member of our team.
The following roles are currently available for volunteers:
- Consumer Advocate (lived experience role)
- Hearing Loss Support Group Convenor
- Peer Connect Support Person (lived experience role)
- Tutor / Facilitator
- Administration / Office assistant
- Consumer Reference Group Member (lived experience role)
For further details or to request an Application form, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us.
Want to become a Volunteer Tutor/Facilitator?
- Prepared to become involved in a worthwhile activity?
- Interested in people?
- Want to help others while learning and developing yourself?
If so, you may be interested in training to be a BHA facilitator. Better Hearing Australia’s facilitators provide a valuable support service to people with hearing loss.
Training to become a Voluntary Tutor/Facilitator
Many people have, over the years, taken on the role of tutor, and have found that the training course has provided them with a broad understanding of hearing loss, as well as a unique opportunity to help others.
The training program for BHA tutors is a structured course of 7 modules to be completed in the student’s own time, and there are no formal examinations at the end! Trainees study a range of topics to enable them to conduct sessions in an informal manner to assist people with hearing loss. The program is practical, with regular attendance at a group an integral part of the training.
Facilitators need not have hearing loss themselves, and require no formal training or qualifications, apart from having good English skills and clear speech. We are looking for people who have some spare time, want something to challenge and extend them, and enjoy contact with others in a friendly environment.
The teaching of speech-reading and other aspects of hearing loss management can be a most stimulating form of part-time activity and a source of exceptional personal satisfaction. If you think that you may be interested in becoming a tutor, please feel free to contact us for more information about what is involved.