Find out about our volunteering opportunities across Britain, what's involved and how to apply. Whether you have minutes or months, hours or days, we have volunteer roles for you.

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. We would like you to be able to commit at least six months to this opportunity; the amount of contact you will have with someone over this time is variable but will probably be at least once a week. You will make a vital difference to the people you support by helping them feel less isolated and better able to cope with their tinnitus. 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. The virtual befriender is not a counselling service and volunteers will never meet or know the address of the people they speak to.

Community outreach volunteers

The British Tinnitus Association (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 to get information about the BTA out to as many people as possible. By doing this work you will be helping us raise awareness of tinnitus and helping people in your community to access help to manage their condition.

Public collections fundraisers

Raising funds from public collections will help us to offer valuable services to people with tinnitus. Working in a small team you will be interacting with the public to collect donations and give out information leaflets. T-shirts and collection tins will be provided. No counting and banking of money is involved.

Talk about tinnitus speakers

Our Talk about Tinnitus speakers are volunteers who have a vital role to play in the BTA’s work. They take stories about the impact of tinnitus and how the BTA supports people to community groups around Britain. As we are a national charity, you will help us to extend our reach across Britain. Volunteers will research and book speaking appointments for themselves. 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 have a vital role to play in promoting and marketing the BTA’s work. They represent the BTA at local conferences, exhibitions and events and promote our work to the public. As we are a national charity, you will help us to extend our reach across Britain. As a promotions and exhibitions volunteer we hope your attendance at conferences and events will help inspire people to get involved with BTA.

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. As a social media volunteer you will already be online and accustomed to using Facebook and/or Twitter. We need you to agree to volunteer for us by sharing or re-tweeting our news at least once a week to as many people as possible.

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. After being contacted by a journalist, if we thought they would be interested in you, we would send your first name, age, town/city where you live and the details of your experience. If the journalist comes back saying they’d like to know more, we will then contact you and ask your permission to forward on full details.

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