Volunteer Communicator – NDCS

Summer Residential Events BSL Level 3, 4, 6

Required: At least one week long residential event in the summer holidays starting on Sunday at 4pm and finishing the Friday after at 4pm and able to attend one of our compulsory induction training. Volunteer training takes place at weekends and the next dates are:

  • 12-13 May 2018, Birmingham or
  • 23-24 June 2018, Birmingham

Salary? This role is voluntary. No financial remuneration. However we reimburse all expenses in line with our volunteer expenses policy.

Who are we? The National Deaf Children’s Society is the leading charity dedicated to creating a world without barriers for deaf children and young people. Youth Support Volunteers, including Volunteer Communicators, are an essential part of our events for deaf children and young people.

Where will you volunteer? Events take place around the UK and volunteers need to be willing to travel outside their area.

What you will do in this volunteer role?

  • Assist two-way communication for children and adults with varied communication methods
  • Translate between English and British Sign Language (BSL)
  • Develop your own practice to reach and maintain competence as a Communicator
  • Support deaf children and young people to be happy and healthy at events
  • Encourage and support deaf children and young people to realise their potential
  • Supervise deaf children and young people and keep them safe
  • Be a positive role model
  • Be responsible for yourself as part of a team
  • Take responsibility for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children and young people.

What skills and experience we prefer?

  • Previous experience with children or young people
  • Excellent communication skills
  • BSL signing skills at level 3 or above (with or without a formal qualification)
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team

What will NDCS offer you?

  • An opportunity to make a real difference to deaf children and their family
  • Opportunity to gain experience supporting deaf children
  • A friendly, experienced, and supportive staff team
  • Excellent support and training
  • Out-of-pocket expenses
  • Accommodation at residential events( this will be in shared rooms with other volunteers of the same gender)
  • Continuous feedback on your volunteering

Please note: NDCS is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. An Enhanced DBS Disclosure will be sought in relation to applicants for this role.

To applying for this volunteer role: Please email us on: volunteer@ndcs.org.uk to request an application form.

For any more information please contact:

Cookie Vetor  
Volunteer Recruitment Officer
Vincent House, 92-93 Edward Street, Birmingham B1 2RA
Direct line: 0121 234 9829 (voice)
Mobile : 07805786411 (text)
Minicom 0121 234 9838
Fax 0121 233 9575
Web: www.ndcs.org.uk