How volunteers can help make your activity deaf-friendly

Volunteers add value to lots of organisations and without them, lots of youth activities like sports and arts clubs, and Brownies and Scouts groups would not exist.

Depending on your organisation, you may need to consider involving a volunteer to:

  • assist with communication support (most often for children who use British Sign Language (BSL)
  • provide the group with additional support to be deaf friendly.

Remember all deaf children and young people are individual and do not all require communication support. It is really important to check with the deaf child or young person and their parents first before making any assumptions!

Useful resources and further reading