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Meet our volunteers

Our amazing volunteers are based across the UK and come from a range of backgrounds. They help in many different ways, from supporting our family events to sharing their stories and experiences. Each volunteer plays a vital role in our work with deaf children and their families.

Read on to meet some of our volunteers, who have kindly shared their personal stories and experiences of volunteering with us.

I wanted to do something enriching: Harrison’s story

Harrison researches the needs of deaf children in Asia and Africa to support our international arm, Deaf Child Worldwide.

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I get satisfaction from helping others in similar situations: Neil’s story

Neil uses his IT skills to help our Policy and Campaigns team look at survey data. This data helps us decide how to best support deaf children and their families.

Read Neil's story

Volunteering boosts my self-confidence: Barbara’s story

Barbara is Deputy Head Teacher and Educational Audiologist at an Accessibility and Inclusion Service.

She volunteers with us as a professional presenter, using her knowledge and experience to deliver presentations to different audiences. She has expertise across communication, early learning and audiology.

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I love working with the families: Karen’s story

Karen is an Advisory Teacher of the Deaf and an Auditory Verbal Therapist. She volunteers with us as a professional presenter, using her expertise to deliver presentations to different audiences.

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Interviewing other people has helped me: Laura's story

Laura helps our Participation team interview deaf young people about their experiences. She also shares her experiences of growing up deaf and is a positive role model for the deaf young people she chats to.

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I’ve seen first-hand how I can make a positive impact: Mai’s story

Mai joined us as a Monitoring and Evaluation Team Supporter volunteer, working with our Evidence and Evaluation team on two big research projects.

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We always try to get the best outcome for the child: Michael’s story

Michael volunteers as a pro bono legal advisor through a partnership between our Advice and Guidance team and the law firm Fieldfisher. He supports families with school placement appeals.

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Being a presenter is a very beautiful challenge: Sam's story

Parents often tell us that presentations given by deaf volunteers are their favourite part of our events. Sam has been volunteering with us as a presenter since February 2020.

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