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BSL Volunteer Befriending Scheme

Loneliness is a big issue that is known to lead to poorer mental health. Our Volunteer Befriending scheme aims to help reduce social isolation for deaf people across Nottinghamshire by matching people with a volunteer befriender. It will also increase access to information for Deaf people who use British Sign Language (BSL).

As part of this project, we are also able to offer a tablet lending scheme. Eligibility criteria for loan of a tablet (all criteria must be met):

- Live in Nottingham (City) or Nottinghamshire (County)

- Age 18+

- Deaf or hard of hearing

- Socially isolated

- Have no access to technology (e.g. no tablet, laptop, PC, or internet-enabled mobile phone)

We rely on our volunteers to be able to provide all of our services. We couldn’t operate without them generously giving their time, skills and expertise.

Everyone has something to offer, whether you’re 18 or 80. There are lots of different volunteering opportunities – from admin to fundraising to gardening to being on the Board.

For more information on how to volunteer please click here

Who to contact

Contact Position
Deaf Community Link Worker
(18001) 0115 970 0516
Nottinghamshire Deaf Society Website

Where to go

Nottinghamshire Deaf Society
22, Forest Road West
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