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Letter: Why not sign up as a RNID volunteer?

Jackie White, Director at Royal National Institute for Deaf People, invites readers to join them as a volunteer this year

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Dear Editor,

Have you made your new year resolutions yet? Need one more? Why don’t you sign up as an RNID volunteer?

RNID, the charity supporting people who are deaf, have hearing loss or tinnitus are looking for volunteers to support our vital work across the UK.

Last year, our volunteers gave more than 9,000 hours of their time to support people in their communities with practical information and essential hearing aid care. But with one in five adults in the UK being deaf or having hearing loss or tinnitus there is much more to do to make sure everyone in the UK gets support

Volunteering for RNID could involve providing information to local organisations and community groups, helping people get the most out of their hearing aids, or giving a friendly welcome to everyone who passes through the door at one of our support sessions.

Many of our volunteers have hearing loss themselves or in their family, and volunteering with us is a great way to meet new people, gain new skills and experience, try something new and help people in your community.

What are you waiting for? For more information, visit rnid.org.uk/join or contact us on 0808 808 0123.

Yours sincerely,

Jackie White, Director at RNID

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