DeafBlind Association NSW (DBA NSW) provides services which enable people with deafblindness to participate in social activities, connect with the community, obtain information and advocate on their own behalf.

Volunteers needed for technology and communication group! If you love using technologies such as smartphones and computers, and you enjoy supporting other people to learn, we would love to hear from you.

We have a small group of members with different degrees of hearing loss and sight loss are currently seeking help to practice technologies. The two-hour session is from 10:15 am - 12:15 pm on the 3rd Friday of each month at 29 Burwood Rd, Concord NSW. Our group has been running for more than a year now.

This is a challenging but highly rewarding volunteering role – you will “see” things through the “eyes” of people with deafblindness. You will have unique opportunities to practice multiple ways of communication. More importantly, this may change the life of people with deafblindness, as mastering technology brings unmeasurable possibilities. In return, our members may also teach you some Auslan signs, fingerspelling, braille skills as well as the hidden functions of a smartphone and secret apps.

Whether you have relevant experience or not, your involvement will be invaluable. We will find suitable tasks that suit your passion and ability. We're sure your participation will enhance inclusion and bring us new ideas for communication, technology and social integration.

We look forward to meeting you and learning more about each other. Drop-ins are also welcome.

*Art and Craft group start from 1 pm on the same days, volunteers are also wanted.

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Location

29 Burwood Rd, Concord NSW

Time commitment

Two-hour session is from 10:15 am - 12:15 pm on the 3rd Friday of each month

Requirements

A current Criminal History Check

How to get involved

To register your interest in this opportunity please email acuengagement@acu.edu.au

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