Volunteering Opportunities
Volunteering at GDA

Without the on-going help of volunteers, GDA wouldn't be the vibrant organisation it is today.  From youth leaders to office assistants, our volunteers play a vital role in the success of the charity and are an invaluable part of our GDA team.

Opportunities for Volunteering

There are a number of opportunities for volunteering at GDA, some of which require special training. These include:

  • Hearing Aid Cleaning and Re-tubing Volunteer. To download the volunteer description please click here.
  • Listening Aid Equipment Volunteer. To download the volunteer description please click here.

For more information or to apply for either role, please email admin@gda.org.uk or call 01452 372999.

Applying to become a GDA Volunteer

All prospective volunteers are interviewed face to face. The purpose of this is to:

  • Inform you about GDA and its opportunities for volunteering
  • Explore your interests and the skills you have to offer
  • Consider how best to maximise your potential within the organisation.

Either before or after your interview you will be asked to complete an application form. Satisfactory references will be required before becoming a volunteer. In line with most charities, any volunteer who will be working with children, young or vulnerable people, or has access to funds, will also be asked to undergo a Criminal Records Bureau check. This may seem intrusive but is necessary for the following reasons:

  • The public, our donors and the people we aim to help need to know that they and the money they donate are in safe hands
  • They provide you with a degree of credibility and act as a basis for trust for volunteers and colleagues.

Induction and Training

All volunteers will receive an induction into GDA and their own area of work. Training will be provided as appropriate.

General Volunteer Duties

There are a variety of duties that volunteers have the opportunity to undertake at GDA. As part of your induction you would have been told about all the general duties available but this does not mean you have to do all of them! It may be that you have a specific interest in a particular area and wish to spend your time carrying out duties relevant to this, or that you may not be suited to some of the duties.

There are opportunities for volunteers to take on other more skilled duties at GDA. As part of the on-going training and support you will receive here we will hold regular reviews at which you, or a member of staff, may request you receive additional training. Once this is complete a period of supervision will follow and then you will be eligible for these additional duties. Supplementary notes on these duties are available once training is complete.