Volunteering for ELDS is fun – this is what our volunteers tell us! Volunteering makes a change in the community, and it offers a lot for you too. You will meet a diverse range of people, which expands your network of contacts.
Volunteering is a good way to learn and develop new skills and boost your career options and to find new interests and opportunities – and we provide training on various areas, too. Our volunteers work within the various services at ELDS and Lancashire Deaf Service. They make a valuable contribution to our public services for Deaf people and the social enterprises which help us to invest in and develop those services for the future.
Some examples of volunteering at ELDS
Family Support Services
Supporting Deaf children and their families by providing home support visits, family centre services and homework clubs, Deaf adult role models, education and school support and activities.
Volunteers work with Deaf children supporting them with their homework, and at the same time develop communication in British Sign Language.
Visiting and befriending isolated Deaf people supporting them to gain new skills, build confidence and self-respect and to become independent members of the local Deaf community.
Events & Activities
Helping to organise trips and leisure events. Minibus driving plays an essential part in these services.
Working with Deaf young people aged from 13 upwards on various leisure, learning and personal development activities.
Assisting with interpreting work, helping with administration and supporting the work of the crèche / childminding services. Interested? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 01254 844550 and tell us about yourself!