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Volunteer as a professional presenter

Photo: Presenting in Bristol.

Use your expertise to inspire and inform

As a professional presenter, you will deliver presentations about your area of expertise and answer questions from your audience. You therefore need to be knowledgeable, experienced and engaging.

What you’ll do

  • Deliver pre-prepared presentations, adding your own knowledge and experience of working with deaf children and their families.
  • Answer questions using your professional expertise or signpost where appropriate.
  • Adapt your presentation delivery and facilitation styles to meet the needs of audiences and the type of event.
  • Create an open and supportive environment where audiences feel comfortable sharing their experiences.
  • Be responsible for the quality of your volunteering and for yourself as part of a team.
  • Follow policies relevant to your role.
Meet a professional presenter: Barbara

Barbara is Deputy Head Teacher and Educational Audiologist at an Accessibility and Inclusion Service. She volunteers with us as a professional presenter.

Read about Barbara's experience 

Choose a role that matches your expertise

Each professional present role has a different speciality, with different requirements for applicants. You can apply for the role that best suits your expertise.

Audiologist presenter

To be an Audiology Presenter you need to be:

  • a qualified audiologist (or in a similar role) with a postgraduate qualification or equivalent
  • regularly work with a paediatric caseload
  • able to speak about and answer questions on deafness.

Communication presenter

To be a Communication Presenter you need to be:

  • a qualified Speech and Language Therapist or Auditory Verbal Therapist
  • regularly work with young children
  • able to speak about and answer questions on communication development.

Early learning presenter

To be a Early Learning Presenter Presenter you need to be:

  • a qualified Teacher of the Deaf or Early Years professional
  • regularly work with deaf children in an early years setting
  • able to speak about and answer questions on early learning.
Meet a professional presenter: Karen

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.

Read about Karen's experience 

Where the presenting takes place

Events take place in person and online, on weekdays, evenings and weekends. You can choose events that suit your availability.

Training and support

Before volunteering in this role, you will be invited to complete some short online training modules on topics including informed choice and safeguarding.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. You will be asked to provide references (from your current employer and proof of registration with an official body or a second reference).

Travel expenses will be provided where needed. Agreed out-of-pocket expenses will be reimbursed.

How to apply

To let us know you're interested in volunteering with us, simply send us an email at [email protected] and include the title of the role you are interested in.