We need volunteers to help us expand our reach in the UK tinnitus community. We are particularly looking for volunteers in the following areas; however, you are welcome to apply to volunteer if you live anywhere else in the UK.

For more details please contact Colette Bunker on 0114 250 9933 or [email protected]

Volunteers needed in:

Possible Volunteer Roles

Virtual befrienders

This role aims to help reduce the isolation felt by people with tinnitus through the use of the telephone or internet. The role involves befriending one or more people with tinnitus through regular telephone or online contact from the volunteer’s own home.  A staff member will keep in regular contact with you and we will ensure you have tinnitus awareness training and some basic training around safe guarding as appropriate.

Community outreach volunteers

The BTA has a range of publicity material which we use to promote our services. As an outreach volunteer we ask that you research and visit doctors’ surgeries, community centres and libraries, which you will then visit to distribute publicity materials; this will help us raise awareness of tinnitus and help people in your community to access help to manage their condition.

Talk about tinnitus speakers

Our Talk about Tinnitus speakers take stories about the impact of tinnitus and how the BTA supports people to community groups around Britain. All volunteers receive a standard PowerPoint presentation about the BTA although not all presentations need to involve projectors and PowerPoint.

Promotions and events volunteers

Our promotions and events volunteers represent the BTA at local conferences, exhibitions and events and promote our work to the public. As a promotions and exhibitions volunteer we hope your attendance at conferences and events will help inspire people to get involved with BTA.

Social media volunteers

Not much time to volunteer but still want to help raise awareness of tinnitus without leaving your own home? You can really help us to raise the profile of our work by connecting with friends and family and promoting our work through social media.

Case study volunteers

We are contacted by the press for personal experiences of tinnitus on a regular basis. We need different volunteers who are successfully managing their tinnitus for each request, which is why we are always looking for new case studies. We want your experience to be a personal story which will appeal to a journalist. We never send out full names, addresses, telephone numbers or email addresses without asking your permission.

Apply to volunteer where you live