Can you spare a few hours to help charity for deaf?
A DEAF charity is seeking volunteers.
Hi Kent, which works with the deaf and hard-of-hearing community throughout the county, has launched a recruitment drive in the Ashford area.
The charity has secured extra funding to extend its volunteerstaffed hearing aid aftercare and advice clinics throughout the borough, and is looking to recruit up to 10 new volunteers.
Statistically, one in every seven people has a hearing impairment, and many elderly people have dif- ficulty cleaning or re-tubing their NHS hearing aids, or in changing the small batteries they need.
Hi Kent carry out all these tasks at its clinics, and also supply batteries free of charge.
Chief executive John Clayton said: “We urgently need volunteers to help run new clinics throughout the Ashford area.
“The work is interesting and rewarding, and we provide full training.”
After training, volunteers need only contribute two or three hours each month, and expenses are paid.
Anyone interested in learning how to join Hi Kent’s volunteer team should phone 01227 760046, and ask for the volunteer coordinator, or send an e-mail to email@example.com